Roorback meaning

ro͝orbăk
A false or slanderous story used for political advantage.
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A false or slanderous story devised for political effect, esp. against a candidate for office.
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Alternative form of roorbach.
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Origin of roorback

  • After 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition