Definition of canard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kæˈnɑːd//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnɑːrd//
; BrE BrE//ˈkænɑːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænɑːrd//
(formal) Journalism
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a false report or piece of news See related entries: Journalism Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French, literally ‘duck’, also ‘hoax’, from Old French caner ‘to quack’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: canard