Meaning of truther in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtruːθə/


informal US usually with modifier
  • A person who doubts the generally accepted account of an event, believing that an official conspiracy exists to conceal the true explanation; a conspiracy theorist.

    • ‘she denied evolution, AIDS/HIV, and was a 9/11 truther’
    • ‘It would even seem the truthers are not alone in believing the whole truth has not come out.’
    • ‘You've entered the magical world of "I suspect the U. S. government is hiding the truth," making claims as outrageous as any truther alive.’
    • ‘They have condemned the birther brigades and likened them to "the truthers" who accused the Bush administration of engineering the 9/11 attacks.’
    • ‘Bill Clinton was accused by conspiracy theorists of having murdered his friend and White House legal adviser Vince Foster; George Bush had to contend with the Truthers who believe he was the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks.’
    • ‘They may have no more credibility than the 9/11 truthers or those who denied the moon landings, but they certainly have more reach.’
    • ‘He says he signed that Truther petition without really reading it and thought he was signing something that merely requested further investigation.’
    • ‘I just heard her stumble and stutter all over the place when asked if she is a 9/11 truther.’
    • ‘I'm not a truther!’
    • ‘As for the 9/11 Truthers, they were confident enough that their theories made sense that on Friday, as a kickoff to the conference, they met in Daley Plaza for a rally.’
    • ‘I'm not a conspiracy theorist, or a so called 'truther', but I'm not an idiot and I will look further than the media for some clarity.’
    • ‘Right-wing poll truthers do not understand party ID in polls.’
    • ‘The reason truthers exist is that some people find it impossible to change their mind regardless of the facts.’
    • ‘Like all 'truthers', he doesn't allow mere facts to get in the way of a conspiracy theory.’