• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Roorback A defamatory forgery or falsehood published for purposes of political intrigue.☞ The word originated in the election canvass of 1844, when such a forgery was published, to the detriment of James K. Polk, a candidate for President, purporting to be an extract from the “Travels of Baron Roorbach.”
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n roorback A fictitious story published for political effect; a “campaign lie.”
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