urban legend


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

Full Definition of URBAN LEGEND

:  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

First Known Use of URBAN LEGEND



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