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Examples of scuttlebutt in a Sentence
according to scuttlebutt in the financial markets, the company will be downsizing soon
Recent Examples of scuttlebutt from the Web
Buffalo had an opening for a quarterback after trading Tyrod Taylor last week to Cleveland, where the scuttlebutt had McCarron headed initially in free agency.
The latest scuttlebutt has Rick Perry, the Energy secretary who took the job not knowing what the Department of Energy does, moving to Veterans’ Affairs.
As club decision makers convene, a good deal of scuttlebutt is generated both about incoming players and the comings-and-goings of veterans.
Josh Katzenstein will also hop on from Indianapolis to give us the latest scuttlebutt from the Combine.
Often devoid of policy or even political scuttlebutt, WhatsApp chatrooms are more likely to be filled with pictures of cats or dinners in not-so exotic locations, or comments on last night’s TV, than serious intrigue.
King's re-election defeat in the 2010 GOP primary came amid lingering reports and scuttlebutt that King's office was under investigation for alleged connections to gambling interests.
This came amid scuttlebutt that he was being pressured not to run by influential Republicans and a rumor just over a week ago that his exit from the race was imminent.
Nor is the scuttlebutt that Davis and the Rangers’ ownership group is planning to use an artificial surface so that Globe Life Field is a 365/24/7 entertainment venue.
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Scuttlebutt, the water cooler talk of 19th century seafarers
Nowadays, office workers catch up on the latest scuttlebutt around the water cooler, and when they do, they are continuing a long-standing (although not necessarily honorable) tradition. That kind of gossip sharing probably also occurred on the sailing ships of yore. Back in the early 1800s, the cask containing a ship's daily supply of freshwater was called a scuttlebutt; that name was later applied to a drinking fountain on a ship or at a naval installation. By the early 20th century, the term for the water source was also applied to the gossip and rumors generated around it, and the latest chatter has been called scuttlebutt ever since.
SCUTTLEBUTT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scuttlebutt for English Language Learners
: talk or stories about someone that may not be true
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