truther

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noun truth·er \ ˈtrü-thər \

Definition of truther

:one who believes that the truth about an important subject or event is being concealed from the public by a powerful conspiracy
  • He isn't a 9/11 truther, as some erroneously allege, but he has his fair share of "out there" beliefs.
  • —Felix Blederman
  • But it is not flattering to be called a "truther." The term originated, as far as anyone can tell, to characterize people who embraced alternative explanations for the Sept. 11 attacks.
  • —Mark Leibovich

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First Known Use of truther

2005


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