Word of the Day: apocryphal

apoc·ry·phal adjective \ə-ˈpä-krə-fəl\ : well-known but probably not true

Full Definition of APOCRYPHAL

1: of doubtful authenticity : spurious
2 often capitalized: of or resembling the Apocrypha
apoc·ry·phal·ly\-fə-lē\adverb
apoc·ry·phal·ness noun

Examples of APOCRYPHAL

  1. an apocryphal story about the president’s childhood

Origin of APOCRYPHAL

(see apocrypha)

First Known Use: 1590

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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