factoid etymology

English word factoid comes from English fact, English -oid

Detailed word origin of factoid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fact English (eng) (archaic) Action; the realm of action.. (legal, obsolete, _, except in set phrases) A wrongful or criminal deed.. (obsolete) A feat or meritorious deed.. An honest observation.. An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of experts.. Information about a particular subject, especially actual conditions and/or circumstances.. Something [...]
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
factoid English (eng) An inaccurate statement or statistic believed to be true because of broad repetition, especially if cited in the media. [from 1973]. An interesting item of trivia.

Words with the same origin as factoid

Descendants of -oid
alkaloid asteroid cannabinoid colloidal cycloid designoid fibroid humanoid insectoid keloid mechanoid mong mongoloid monoid negro opioid paranoid planetoid roid schizoid solenoid sphenoid steroid trapezoid