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"anecdote" in British English

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anecdotenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæn.ɪk.dəʊt/ us /ˈæn.ɪk.doʊt/

a short, often funny story, especially about something someone has done:

He told one or two amusing anecdotes about his years as a policeman.

(Definition of “anecdote” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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anecdotenoun [ C ]

us /ˈæn·ɪkˌdoʊt/

literature a short, often amusing story about an event, usually involving a particular person:

He told some funny anecdotes about famous people.

(Definition of “anecdote” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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