- to expose or excoriate (a claim, assertion, sentiment, etc.) as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated: to debunk advertising slogans.
Origin of debunk
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disparage, ridicule, lampoon.
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Examples from the Web for debunker
He is the antidote to Tom Brokaw, and if not the debunker of “The Greatest Generation” at least its conscience.The Not-Always-Greatest Generation
July 12, 2013
- (tr) informal to expose the pretensions or falseness of, esp by ridicule
C20: from de- + bunk ²
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Word Origin and History for debunker
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