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Meaning of CANARD

Pronunciation:  ku'nârd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a deliberately misleading fabrication
 

CANARD is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: fable, fabrication, fiction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ca*nard"\, n. [F., properly, a duck.]
An extravagant or absurd report or story; a fabricated
sensational report or statement; esp. one set afloat in the
newspapers to hoax the public.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: artifice, bouncer, broiler, bruit, buzz, caille, caneton, capon, chapon, chicken, common talk, concoction, Cornish hen, cry, dindon, dodge, duck, duckling, extravaganza, fable, fabrication, faisan, falsehood, falsity, fib, fiction, figment, flying rumor, forgery, fowl, fryer, goose, grapevine, grouse, guinea hen, hearsay, hoax, humbug, idea afloat, invention, latrine rumor, lie, misrepresentation, myth, news stirring, oie, on-dit, partridge, pheasant, pigeon, pigeonneau, poulet, prevarication, quail, report, roaster, romance, roorback, rumble, rumor, scuttlebutt, sell, spoof, squab, stewing chicken, tale, talk, town talk, trick, turkey, unconfirmed report, untruth, volaille, whisper, wild duck
 

 

 

 

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