Anecdote (noun)

  1. A short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
  2. A short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature.


Mid 17th century: from greek anekdota "things unpublished", from an- "not" + ekdotos "published", from ekdidonai "give out".


  1. He told an amusing anecdote about his childhood.
  2. She shared an anecdote about her travels.
  3. The speaker began his talk with an interesting anecdote.
  4. The book is filled with anecdotes about famous people.
  5. He always had a good anecdote to tell at parties.
Some random words: piste, pedigree, paraphrase