Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an apocryphal manner; uncertainly; equivocally; doubtfully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an apocryphal manner; mythically; not indisputably.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an apocryphal manner.
  • adverb Regarding apocryphas.

Etymologies

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apocryphal +‎ -ly

Examples

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  • Dorothy Parker dispensed caustic humor in prose and verse as well as over drinks. Her observations and remarks were very much of their time, but they still induce winces in an era when cutting snark has become practically de rigueur. Over the years many couplets and witticisms have been attributed to Parker, some apocryphally."

    August 22, 2016