Simple Definition of scuttlebutt
: talk or stories about someone that may not be true
Examples of scuttlebutt
<according to scuttlebutt in the financial markets, the company will be downsizing soon>
Origin of scuttlebutt
alteration of scuttled butt butt with a hole cut into it
First Known Use: circa 1805
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