Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
1910-15; Australia 1910–15; after Furphy carts water and rubbish carts manufactured by the Furphy family of Shepparton, Victoria, and used during World War I
  • rumour
  • gossip
  • talk
  • grapevine
  • hearsay
  • report
  • fact
  • factualness
  • genuine
  • certitude
  • veracity
  • actuality
  • trueness
a false report; rumor
A) Someone spread a furphy around that Angela cheated on the exam, even though she didn't. B) She heard the vicious furphy about Paul, however, she didn't believe it.
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