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3.
A myth or story whose propagators would have you beleive is actually true.

These are often heard from a friend of a friend.
One urban legend is that the kids cartoon Captain Pugwash contained the characters Master Bates, Seaman Stains and Roger the cabin boy.
by Lambchops December 09, 2004
 
1.
Def: A modern myth. A frightening untrue story in which the storyteller insists is true, but has no evidence to back up. Also, it never happened to the storyteller but someone removed from them.
So did you ever meet your friend's mom's Arab boyfriend that left the note on the door? Sounds like an urban legend to me.
by theunknowngl October 16, 2004
 
2.
Common folklore that is actually quite scary when you think about it. I actually know one that you could look into and make up your own mind
The 1970's band The Ohio Players released a single in the early years of the decade called 'Love Rollercoaster'. Listen to that song when it is half-way through and, if you listen very closely, you can hear the scream of a woman being murdered.
by BadLieutenant June 19, 2004
 
4.
A story passed down through the generations by word of mouth, often involving a tall tale. These often involve haunted houses, apartment complexes, and ridiculous creatures (i.e. sewer gators) in the city.
The haunted room in the apartment on 35th is an urban legend.
by Phil Errup October 19, 2004
 
5.
a legend that is hard to prove is true. or, it can be easy to prove it false. urban legends are usually written on paper most of the time. but when ppl pass it on it (which most of the time, is not a paper), the story changes from person to person. so thats why its hard to prove or disprove urban legends.
there are up to 7 variations of "the killer in the back seat" urban legend, so its possible that it is false.
by gunslingergirlvy_c_e August 13, 2005
 
6.
1: an apocryphal story or tale which presents falsehoods as truth in order to frighten or warn the listener

Excludes: so-called "political urban legends".
My sister went to Tijuana and bought a Chihuahua but it turned out to be a rat - I thought that urban legend was false.
by Even Greater Debater November 07, 2010
 
7.
A definition in urban dictionary that is so epic, it becomes a legend.
The first definition of sex is an urban legend.
by pewpew April 07, 2007