A widely held traditional belief that is now thought to be unscientific or incorrect.
More example sentences
- I fear you are repeating what is now widely regarded as an old wives' tale!
- It is an old wives' tale that this is supposed to be lucky, but I have no idea why.
- In addition to formal calendars using certain flowers, superstitions and old wives' tales about plants and flowers abound for each month of the year.
Definition of old wives' tale in:
- The US English dictionary