Furphy

A furphy is Australian slang for a rumour, or an erroneous or improbable story. The word is derived from water carts designed and made by a company established by John Furphy: J. Furphy & Sons of Shepparton, Victoria. The steel and cast iron tanks were first made in the 1880s and were used on farms and by stock agents. Many Furphy water carts were...
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Furphy

A rumour or a false story.
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Furphy

Furphy is Australian army slang for a rumour or fictitious story.
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