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Adjective: proverbial  pru'vur-bee-ul
  1. Of or relating to or resembling or expressed in a proverb
    "he kicked the proverbial bucket"; "the proverbial grasshopper"
     
  2. Widely known and spoken of
    "her proverbial lateness"; "the proverbial absentminded professor"; "your proverbial dizzy blonde"

See also: known

Encyclopedia: Proverbial