From Middle English waccheword, morphologically as watch +"Ž word.
This doctrine became the watchword of the moderate Hussites who were known as the Utraquists or Calixtines (calix, the chalice), in Bohemian, podoboji; while the more advanced Hussites were soon known as the Taborites, from the city of Tabor that became their centre.
This principle became the watchword of the entire school of Saint-Simon.
Her name was a watchword for the progressive faction.
Their watchword was the constitution of 1861, which had been drawn up by their leaders; they demanded that it should be restored, and with it parliamentary government.
Agreement in the use of a common watchword had masked as it seems a real divergence of meaning and purpose.