Shibboleth in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Shibboleth

a behavior or word that shows someone belongs to a particular class, ethnicity, culture, profession, nation, etc.

Examples of Shibboleth in a sentence

When the man spoke, it was obvious from his shibboleth that he was not a native English speaker.  🔊

“Make America Great” is the shibboleth often repeated by the candidate’s followers.  🔊

If a member does not say the correct shibboleth, he will not be admitted into the exclusive gentleman’s club.  🔊

The term “ya’ll” is a shibboleth that is associated with southern culture.  🔊

In order to be recognized by fellow gang members, you must learn the shibboleth we use as a greeting.  🔊

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