Definition of apocryphal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈpɒkrɪfl//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɑːkrɪfl//
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(of a story) well known, but probably not true Most of the stories about him are apocryphal. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from apocrypha + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apocryphal