big lie


variants or Big Lie
: a deliberate gross distortion of the truth used especially as a propaganda tactic

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of big lie was in 1939

Dictionary Entries Near big lie

Cite this Entry

“Big lie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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