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urban myth

noun

Definition of urban myth

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



Word by Word Definitions

urbanplay
  1. :  of, relating to, characteristic of, or constituting a city

mythplay
  1. :  a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon

    :  parable, allegory

    :  a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone


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