the rumor mill

Definition of the rumor mill

:a group of people who start and spread rumors
  • That news should keep the rumor mill churning/running/going for a while!

Word by Word Definitions

rumor play
  1. : talk or opinion widely disseminated with no discernible source

  2. : a statement or report current without known authority for its truth

  3. : talk or report of a notable person or event

  1. : to tell or spread by rumor

mill play
  1. : a building provided with machinery for grinding grain into flour

  2. : a machine or apparatus (such as a quern) for grinding grain

  3. : a machine for crushing or comminuting

  1. : to subject to an operation or process in a mill: such as

  2. : to grind into flour, meal, or powder

  3. : to shape or dress by means of a rotary cutter

  1. : a money of account equal to ¹/₁₀ cent

  1. : variant spelling of mil:2

  2. : a million dollars


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