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horror story

noun

Simple Definition of horror story

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

  • : an experience that is very unpleasant

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of horror story

  1. :  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 in a sentence

  1. We've all heard horror stories about airlines losing people's luggage.

  2. Her childhood was a horror story.



1937

First Known Use of horror story

1937


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