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Factoid

[FAK-toid]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: American English, 1970s

1.

A brief or trivial item of news or information.

2.

An assumption or speculation that is reported and repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact.

Examples of Factoid in a sentence

"Mary loved collecting drinks with factoids under the bottle cap."

"Despite the popular factoid, it is not dangerous to drink soda and eat Pop Rocks."

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