word on the street

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of word on the street

: what people are saying
  • Word on the street is that the company is going out of business.

Word by Word Definitions

word play
  1. : a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use

  2. : the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements

  3. : a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word

  1. : to express in words : phrase

  2. : speak

street play
  1. : a thoroughfare especially in a city, town, or village that is wider than an alley or lane and that usually includes sidewalks

  2. : the part of a street reserved for vehicles

  3. : a thoroughfare with abutting property

  1. : of or relating to the streets: such as

  2. : adjoining or giving access to a street

  3. : carried on or taking place in the street


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