catchy

Something that's catchy grabs your attention or sticks in your memory. A catchy TV commercial jingle is one that kids can't stop singing.

Ad executives are always seeking catchy slogans or ideas, and movie distributors work hard to put out catchy trailers for new films. Successful pop musicians have solved the puzzle of how to write a catchy song. In all of these cases, the catchy item appeals to many people and stays with them. The word dates from the 1830s, possibly from the sense of catch meaning "contract an illness that's passed from person to person."

Primary Meanings of catchy

1.
adj
likely to attract attention
2.
adj
having concealed difficulty
Full Definitions of catchy
1

adj likely to attract attention

“a catchy title for a movie”
Synonyms:
attention-getting
appealing
able to attract interest or draw favorable attention
2

adj having concealed difficulty

“a catchy question”
Synonyms:
tricky
difficult, hard
not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

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