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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
The scuttlebutt from some: The long lag time between oral arguments and the opinion’s release means the decision is being carefully crafted to declare the ballot question unconstitutional.
In the hours before Trump's Jan. 31, 2017, announcement of Gorsuch's nomination, Hardiman was driving from his home near Pittsburgh in the general direction of Washington, prompting scuttlebutt he was being selected.
Here’s the scuttlebutt of where things stand in AC: Boardwalk Resorts – Hoping to get a sportsbook by football season, but are ready to launch online betting Aug. 1.
Now, thanks to the amount of online sharing, leaking and ranting from TV insiders, fans are privy to everything from scuttlebutt in the writers room to actors’ views on the gun debate and #MeToo.
Asked for comment, Dougherty didn’t address the scuttlebutt.
This draft season has already been flooded by quarterback scuttlebutt, primarily with the bottom feeders of the league.
The scuttlebutt in the Granite State at this point is more about who will drop out than about who has a leg up.
Reporting a colleague to management based on unproven office scuttlebutt is rarely a good idea, and seems particularly inadvisable here.
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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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