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Meaning of CANARD

Pronunciation:  ku'nârd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a deliberately misleading fabrication

CANARD is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: fable, fabrication, fiction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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