Associations to the word «Factoid»
FACTOID, noun. An inaccurate statement or statistic believed to be true because of broad repetition, especially if cited in the media.
FACTOID, noun. An interesting item of trivia.
FACTOID, noun. Something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print.
FACTOID, noun. A brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item.
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.