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Word of the Day – Canard

By August 29, 2016Word of the Day

Canard (noun)


An unfounded rumour or story.

Mid 19th century: from French, literally ‘duck’, also ‘hoax’, from Old French caner ‘to quack’


Example sentences

“Oh you don’t still believe the old flat Earth canard surely?”

“People are still being taken in by the much espoused canard that a wall will make them safer.”

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