nayword

nayword

(ˈneɪˌwɜːd)
n
a proverb or byword
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If I do not gull him into a nayword and make him a common recreation do not think I have wit enough to lie straight in my bed.
which notes that the sense attached to nayword when it is used in The Merry Wives of Windsor (2.