supposedly

adverb
sup·​pos·​ed·​ly | \ sə-ˈpō-zəd-lē How to pronounce supposedly (audio) also -ˈpōzd-lē \

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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The first known use of supposedly was in 1597

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“Supposedly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supposedly. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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supposedly

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of supposedly

: according to what someone has said or what is generally believed to be true or real

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