ayword

ayword

(ˈaɪˌwɜːd)
n
1. a password, watchword
2. a byword
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This leads directly to Maria's hatching the plot to "gull him / into an ayword, and make him a common recreation" (134-35), i.
The former reading is more usual, as ayword appears neither elsewhere in Shakespeare nor in the OED.