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Dictionary entry overview: What does old wives' tale mean?
• OLD WIVES' TALE (noun)
The noun OLD WIVES' TALE has 1 sense:
1. a bit of lore passed on by word of mouth
Familiarity information: OLD WIVES' TALE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||old wives' tale [BACK TO TOP]|
A bit of lore passed on by word of mouth
Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
Hypernyms ("old wives' tale" is a kind of...):
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