canardnoun [ C ]uk /ˈkæn.ɑːd/ us /kəˈnɑːrd/ literary
Examples from literature
- I don't think people realize how careful we are on financial matters—they seem to think that a popular paper will print any sort of canard offhand.
- It was even said that the Germans were marching on Brussels, but this was contradicted afterwards as a sensational canard.
- The report that she was injured in the fire by which her stable was burned, proves to be a canard.
- The story of an armed band surrounding the bank had been a canard.
- Where did this ridiculous canard originate? demanded a pompous and elderly gentleman as he tugged at his closely cropped mustache with a nervousness belying his scepticism.