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old wives' tale

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A superstitious belief or story belonging to traditional folklore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A supposed truth that has been passed down by word of mouth
  • n. A rumour, myth or superstition; something which is almost certainly untrue, despite acceptance by many.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bit of lore passed on by word of mouth

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