Definitions for urban legend
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a modern story of obscure origin and with little or no supporting evidence that spreads spontaneously in varying forms and often has elements of humor, moralizing, or horror:
Are there alligators living in the New York City sewer system, or is that just an urban legend?
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of urban legend:
A widely circulated story that is untrue or apocryphal, often having elements of humour or horror.
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