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Posted: November 14, 2012 in Random stuff
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Apocryphal

apoc·ry·phal – adjective \ə-ˈpä-krə-fəl\

Definition of APOCRYPHAL

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

Examples of APOCRYPHAL

  1. an apocryphal story about the president’s childhood
  2. During these men’s professional lives, Wall Street has become accustomed to getting what it wants from Washington. America’s top bankers have an even longer history of not giving a hoot what the public thinks. Sample (possibly apocryphal) quote from the original J.P. Morgan: “I owe the public nothing.” —Daniel Gross, Newsweek, 23 Feb. 2009
  3. [+]more

Origin of APOCRYPHAL

(see apocrypha)

First Known Use: 1590

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