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horror story

noun

: a story about an actual event or experience that is very unpleasant

: an experience that is very unpleasant

Full Definition of HORROR STORY

:  an account of an unsettling or unfortunate occurrence <heard horror stories about recent layoffs>; also :  something unsettling or unfortunate <his childhood was a horror story>

Examples of HORROR STORY

  1. We've all heard horror stories about airlines losing people's luggage.
  2. Her childhood was a horror story.

First Known Use of HORROR STORY

1937

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