What does the word proverbial mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Well- known; notorious.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to or like a proverb.

Usage examples for proverbial

  1. During his last illness he realized the proverbial hospitality of the south and was cared for in the kindest manner. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  2. The store at eight o'clock of the next morning must be as clean as the proverbial pin. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford