horror story

noun

Definition of horror story

  1. :  an account of an unsettling or unfortunate occurrence heard horror stories about recent layoffs; also :  something unsettling or unfortunate his childhood was a horror story

Examples of horror story in a Sentence

  1. We've all heard horror stories about airlines losing people's luggage.

  2. Her childhood was a horror story.

1937

First Known Use of horror story

1937


HORROR STORY Defined for English Language Learners

horror story

noun

Definition of horror story for English Language Learners

  • : a story about an actual event or experience that is very unpleasant

  • : an experience that is very unpleasant


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