toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

anecdote
used in Catch-22

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a short story that is true — often told for amusement or to make a point
  • A virgin audience like Colonel Scheisskopf was grist for General Peckem's mill, a stimulating opportunity to throw open his whole dazzling erudite treasure house of puns, wisecracks, slanders, homilies, anecdotes, proverbs, epigrams, apophthegms, bon mots and other pungent sayings.
    Chapter 29 — Peckem (14% in)

There are no more uses of "anecdote" in Catch-22.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®