Meaning of “old wives' tale” in the English Dictionary

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old wives’ talenoun [ C ]

us /ˈoʊld ˈwɑɪvz ˌteɪl/

a traditional story or belief, esp. one that is not true

(Definition of “old wives’ tale” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)