Meaning of mountweazel in English:

mountweazel

Pronunciation /?ma?ntwi?z(?)l/

noun

  • An invented or fake entry in a reference work, inserted as a joke or to help the publisher detect plagiarism.

Origin

Early 21st century from the name of Lillian Virginia Mountweazel, supposedly a US photographer, a fake entry for whom was included in the 1975 edition of the New Columbia Encyclopedia.