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 (2.2.122 and 5.2.5) "seems to be 'password'" (418).