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English definition of “furphy”

furphy

noun [C]     /ˈfɜː.fi/ US  /ˈfɝː-/ Australian English slang
a rumour (= unofficial interesting story or piece of news that might be either true or invented)Gossip and rumour
(Definition of furphy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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