A short, amusing true story is an anecdote. You might come back from a crazy spring break with a lot of anecdotes to tell.
Origin: The roots of anecdote lie in the Greek word anekdota, meaning "unpublished." The word's original sense in English was "secret or private stories" — tales not fit for print, so to speak. It can still have connotations of unreliability, as in the phrase "anecdotal information." But the most common sense today is that of "a funny story about something that happened."
Short description: a short, often funny story, especially about something someone has done
- On their websites, the clinics promote anecdotes and videos of happy patients.
- Well, it's been interesting because there are all these anecdotes of people who are playing the game, and they've never met their neighbors, for instance.
- Her speech is widely remembered for her anecdote about wearing bread bags over her shoes as a child to keep them dry.
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