from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An apocryphal story involving incidents of the recent past, often including elements of humor and horror, that spreads quickly and is popularly believed to be true.
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- noun A widely circulated
storythat is untrueor apocryphal, often having elements of humouror horror.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a story that appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in various forms and is usually false; contains elements of humor or horror and is popularly believed to be true
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