Definition of furphy in English:
noun (plural furphies)Australian informal
- Museum Manager-Curator, Capt Linda Graham, believes the story is a furphy.
- Simon Moglia from Victoria Legal Aid says it's a furphy to suggest the powers are not over-reaching.
- No, and really, it is a bit of a furphy to suggest that it does.
First World War: from the name painted on water and sanitary carts manufactured by the Furphy family of Shepparton, Victoria; during the war they became popular as a place where soldiers exchanged gossip, often when visiting the latrines.
Words that rhyme with furphymurphy, scurfy, surfy, turfy
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