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1. A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.
2. Unverified information received from another; hearsay.
tr.v. ru·mored, ru·mor·ing, ru·mors
To spread or tell by rumor.

[Middle English rumour, from Old French, from Latin rūmor.]


(ˈru mər)

1. a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts: rumors of war.
2. gossip; hearsay.
3. Archaic. a clamor; din.
4. to report, circulate, or assert by a rumor.
Also, esp. Brit.,ru′mour.
[1325–75; Middle English rumour < Middle French < Latin rūmor]


Past participle: rumored
Gerund: rumoring

I rumor
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rumor - gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouthrumor - gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
scuttlebutt, gossip, comment - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
Verb1.rumor - tell or spread rumors; "It was rumored that the next president would be a woman"
dish the dirt, gossip - wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies; "She won't dish the dirt"


Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others:
Slang: scuttlebutt.
To engage in or spread gossip:
tin đồn


(American) rumor (ˈruːmə) noun
1. a piece of news or a story passed from person to person, which may not be true. I heard a rumour that you had got a new job.
2. general talk or gossip. Don't listen to rumour.


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References in classic literature ?
For the moment he poignantly regretted that rumor was not true, and that his eleven millions were not in reality thirty millions.
"There will be all sorts of rumors on the street," Dowsett warned Daylight, "but do not let them frighten you.
On the previous evening at the Lodge, he had heard that a rumor of his duel had reached the Emperor and that it would be wiser for him to leave Petersburg.
At length a rumor reached our shores that the Prince of Orange had ventured on an enterprise, the success of which would be the triumph of civil and religious rights and the salvation of New England.
Neither was this rumor wholly discredited, although the wiser class believed the Governor's object somewhat less atrocious.
A great many rumors were in circulation with regard to this adventure.
In order that the Indians in the Bumper camp might not hear rumors of the new plan to locate the hidden city, and, at the same time, to keep rumors from spreading to the camp of the rivals, the scientist and his friends started a new shaft, and put a shift of men at work on it.
But it was in an expectant state, for the air was full of rumors of a new duel.
Rumors of Danger From the Sioux Tetons.- Ruthless Character of Those Savages.- Pirates of the Missouri.- Their Affair with Crooks and M'Lellan.- A Trading Expedition Broken Up.- M'Lellan's Vow of Vengeance.- Uneasiness in the Camp.- Desertions.- Departure From the Omaha Village.- Meeting With Jones and Carson, two Adventurous Trappers.- Scientific Pursuits of Messrs.
All these causes of uneasiness were concealed as much as possible from the Canadian voyageurs, lest they should become intimidated; it was impossible, however, to prevent the rumors brought by the Indians from leaking out, and they became subjects of gossiping and exaggeration.
Rumor has it that Rockstar Games is working on "Bully 2" alongside "GTA 6."
A few hours after the rumor started to spread on websites and social media, Park's agency, Blossom Entertainment, told local media outlets that the rumor is false.