old wives' tale

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old wives' tale

n.
A superstitious or spurious belief belonging to traditional folklore.

old wives' tale

n
a belief, usually superstitious or erroneous, passed on by word of mouth as a piece of traditional wisdom

old′ wives'′ tale`


n.
a traditional, often superstitious, belief or story.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.old wives' tale - a bit of lore passed on by word of mouth
lore, traditional knowledge - knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote; "early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend"
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old wives' tale

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wife

(waif) plural wives (waivz) noun
the woman to whom one is married. Come and meet my wife; He is looking for a wife.
old wives' tale
a superstitious and misleading story.
ˈwife-battering noun
the crime of beating one's own wife.