urban myth

noun

Definition of urban myth

:a story about an unusual event or occurrence that many people believe is true but that is not true

Word by Word Definitions

urban play
  1. : of, relating to, characteristic of, or constituting a city

myth play
  1. : a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon

  2. : parable, allegory

  3. : a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone


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