MEANING: noun: A false story or slander, especially one spread for political purposes.

ETYMOLOGY: After Baron von Roorback, a fictitious author invented during the 1844 presidential elections in the US to discredit the Democratic candidate James K. Polk. Earliest documented use: 1844.

ROORBANK - the shore of a German river. which flows through industrial Westphalia and empties into the Rhine

ROARBACK - if you're foolish, what you do when a lion roars at you

ROOKBACK - what you hope to take when you lose a knight or a bishop