☆ or roorbach
a false or slanderous story devised for political effect, esp. against a candidate for office
Origin of roorbackafter the imaginary author of a nonexistent book, Roorback's Tour, and the like containing spurious charges against candidate James Knox Polk
A false or slanderous story used for political advantage.
Origin of roorbackAfter Baron von Roorback, imaginary author of Roorback's Tour Through the Western and Southern States, from which a passage was purportedly quoted in an attempt to disparage presidential candidate James K. Polk in 1844.
- Alternative form of roorbach.