roorback

noun
roor·​back | \ ˈru̇r-ˌbak How to pronounce roorback (audio) \

Definition of roorback

: a defamatory falsehood published for political effect

First Known Use of roorback

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roorback

from an attack on James K. Polk in 1844 purporting to quote from an invented book by a Baron von Roorback

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“Roorback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roorback. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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