fact-check

verb \ ˈfak(t)-ˌchek \

Definition of fact-check

fact-checked; fact-checking; fact-checks
: to verify the factual accuracy of
  • fact-check the article before publication

fact-checker

play \ˈfak(t)-ˌche-kər\ noun

First Known Use of fact-check

1973

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Learn More about fact-check


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fact-check? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!