Granfalloon definition

A group of two or more people who imagine or are manipulated to believe they share a connection based on some circumstance of little or no real significance.
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Noun

Singular:
granfalloon
Plural:
granfalloons

Origin of granfalloon

  • Coined by Kurt Vonnegut in the 1963 science fiction novel, Cat's Cradle, in which Vonnegut described the term as referencing a false karass, or "a proud and meaningless association of human beings"; later adopted by market researchers and social scientists

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