Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An implausible, boastful story.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An incredible or extravagant narration or tale.

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

  • noun An exaggerated or boastful story; a tall tale.

Etymologies

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

[From the popular belief that sportfishermen tend to exaggerate the size of their catch.]

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From the tendency of fishermen to exaggerate the size of their catch.

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