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urban legend

noun

Simple Definition of urban legend

  • : a story about an unusual event or occurrence that many people believe is true but that is not true

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of urban legend

  1. :  an often lurid story or anecdote that is based on hearsay and widely circulated as true <the urban legend of alligators living in the sewers> —called also urban myth

1968

First Known Use of urban legend

1968


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