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folk tale

or folktale

a tale or legend originating and traditional among a people or folk, especially one forming part of the oral tradition of the common people.
any belief or story passed on traditionally, especially one considered to be false or based on superstition.
Also called folk story.
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1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Those who like to compare myths and folktales and ancient scriptures will find a rich field here.

    Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights J. William Lloyd
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folk tale

a tale or legend originating among a people and typically becoming part of an oral tradition
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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