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rumor

noun

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information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy
  • rumor has it that she's planning to shut down the company

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rumor

verb

Synonyms of rumor (Entry 2 of 2)

to make (as a piece of information) the subject of common talk without any authority or confirmation of accuracy
  • for years people have been rumoring the CEO's imminent retirement

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The first known use of rumor was in the 14th century

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“Rumor.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rumor. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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