An extravagant or absurd report or story a fabricated sensational report or statement esp one set afloat within the newsprints to hoax the public
- a deliberately misleading fabrication
- An extravagant or absurd report or tale; a fabricated sensational report or statement; esp. one put afloat when you look at the newsprints to hoax people.
before 1850, from French canard "a hoax," virtually "a duck" (from Old French quanart, probably echoic of a duck's quack); stated by Littr
- [French] duck.
canard (wing) aircraft [Am.]
cloth [coll.] [pej.] [newspaper]
- canard [false report, hoax]
- crested duck
- harlequin duck