grapevine

noun grape·vine \ ˈgrāp-ˌvīn \

Definition of grapevine

1 :grape 2
2 a :an informal person-to-person means of circulating information or gossip
  • heard it through the grapevine
b :a secret source of information

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First Known Use of grapevine

circa 1736


Grapevine

geographical name Grape·vine \ ˈgrāp-ˌvīn \

Definition of Grapevine

city in northern Texas northeast of Fort Worth population 46,334

GRAPEVINE Defined for English Language Learners

grapevine

noun

Definition of grapevine for English Language Learners

  • : a climbing plant on which grapes grow

  • : an informal way of spreading information or rumors through conversation



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