supposedly

adverb sup·pos·ed·ly \ sə-ˈpō-zəd-lē also -ˈpōzd-lē \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of supposedly

: as is supposed : according to what is or was said, claimed, or believed by some
  • a supposedly true story
  • a supposedly good restaurant
  • He had dozens of people around him, supposedly looking after him …
  • —Philip Norman
  • Daddy took me to the Legion, to shoot pool supposedly.
  • —Mary Karr

First Known Use of supposedly

1597

in the meaning defined above

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