Definition of mot d'ordre in English:

mot d'ordre

noun

  • A political slogan or watchword; an expression of policy; an oral directive or plan.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Newspaper & General Reader's Companion. From French mot d'ordre watchword from mot word + d' + ordre.

Pronunciation

mot d'ordre

/ˌməʊ ˈdɔːdrə/