shibboleth

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shibboleth /ˈʃɪbələθ/ noun
plural shibboleths
shibboleth
/ˈʃɪbələθ/
noun
plural shibboleths
Learner's definition of SHIBBOLETH
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: an old idea, opinion, or saying that is commonly believed and repeated but that may be seen as old-fashioned or untrue
: a word or way of speaking or behaving which shows that a person belongs to a particular group
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