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Princeton's WordNet

  1. old wives' tale(noun)

    a bit of lore passed on by word of mouth


  1. Old wives' tale

    An old wives' tale is a type of urban legend, similar to a proverb, which is generally passed down by old wives to a younger generation. Such "tales" usually consist of superstition, folklore or unverified claims with exaggerated and/or untrue details. Today old wives' tales are still common among children in school playgrounds. Old wives' tales often concern pregnancy, puberty and nutrition.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of old wives' tale in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of old wives' tale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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