furphy







furphy


noun, plural fur·phies. Australian.

  1. a false report; rumor.

noun plural -phies

  1. Australian slang a rumour or fictitious story

noun

  1. Joseph, pen name Tom Collins . 1843–1912, Australian author. His works include the classic Australian novel Such is Life (1903) and The Buln-Buln and the Brolga (1948)

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