from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An implausible, boastful story.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An exaggerated or boastful story; a tall tale.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a story which taxes credulity; an extravagant or incredible narration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An incredible or extravagant narration or tale.
From the fact that fishermen traditionally exaggerate the size of their catch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the tendency of fishermen to exaggerate the size of their catch. (Wiktionary)