The noun anecdote means a short account involving a particular interesting event or nature.

Synonyms are plot, story, reminiscence, or yarn.

The word origins from French (17th century) anecdote meaning “secret or private stories”, directly from Medieval Latin anecdota, and from Greek anekdota meaning “things unpublished”. It is derived from an- meaning “not” plus ekdotos meaning “published”.

She shared one or two interesting anecdotes about her years as a teacher.

My friend knows a lot of funny anecdotes about celebrities.

The first contestant narrates his anecdote in the crowd.