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urban myth

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(also North American urban legend)

Definition of urban myth in English:

noun

A humorous or horrific story or piece of information circulated as though true, especially one purporting to involve someone vaguely related or known to the teller.
Example sentences
  • Starting with a friend's e-mail claiming a renowned urban legend as a true story about a mate, Manford reveals the truth about countless childhood horror stories.
  • A more obvious type of myth is that of urban legends, improbable stories of events happening to unknown people on an unspecified date.
  • We are not talking about armour here, we are talking about email chains that get circulated, some of which become urban myths and some becomes information and news to others.

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