old wives' tale
Simple Definition of old wives' tale
: a common belief about something that is not based on facts and that is usually false
Full Definition of old wives' tale
: an often traditional belief that is not based on fact : superstition
Examples of old wives' tale
Frogs won't give you warts. That's just an old wives' tale.
the old wives' tale about the full moon causing people to act crazy
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