roorback

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An ugly rumor of fabricated news story created to discredit a political opponent
{i} (USA & Canada) roorbach, slanderous damaging lie made publicly known for political effect, libelous falsehood made publicly known with the intention of political intrigue
A defamatory forgery or falsehood published for purposes of political intrigue
roorback

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    roor·back

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    Etymology

    [ 'rur-"bak ] (noun.) 1855. from an attack on James K. Polk in 1844 purporting to quote from an invented book by a Baron von Roorback.

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