noun fur·phy \ˈfərfē\

Definition of furphy



slang, Australia

  1. :  a false report :  rumor

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Origin and Etymology of furphy

from Furphy (carts), water and sanitation carts used during World War I in Australia, from the Furphy manufacturing company, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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