shaggy-dog story

noun

Definition of shaggy-dog story

old-fashioned
:a long story or joke with an ending that is disappointing or that makes no sense

Word by Word Definitions

shaggy-dog play
  1. : of, relating to, or being a long-drawn-out circumstantial story concerning an inconsequential happening that impresses the teller as humorous or interesting but the hearer as boring and pointless

story play
  1. : history

  2. : history

  3. : an account of incidents or events

  1. : to narrate or describe in story

  2. : to adorn with a story or a scene from history

  1. : the space in a building between two adjacent floor levels or between a floor and the roof

  2. : a set of rooms in such a space

  3. : a unit of measure equal to the height of the story of a building


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