A word which was made the criterion by which to distinguish the Ephraimites from the Gileadites. The Ephraimites, not being able to pronounce sh, called the word sibboleth. See Judges xii.
- A word or pronunciation that distinguishes people of one group or class from those of another.
- A word or phrase identified with a particular group or cause; a catchword.
- A commonplace saying or idea.
- A custom or practice that betrays one as an outsider.