Etymology

1. factoid

noun. a brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item.

Etymology

  • -oid (English)
  • εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • fact (English)
  • factum (Latin)

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2. factoid

noun. something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print.

Synonyms

  • info

Etymology

  • -oid (English)
  • εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • fact (English)
  • factum (Latin)

Example sentences of the word factoid


1. Noun, singular or mass
The factoid behind its use is that it reduces wrinkles and gives the skin a healthy tone.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
), this is one high school factoid that actually applies to your everyday life.

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