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Definition of "scuttlebutt" []

  • Slang Gossip; rumor. (noun)
  • Nautical A drinking fountain on a ship. (noun)
  • Nautical A cask on a ship used to hold the day's supply of drinking water. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scuttlebutt" in a sentence
  • "The scuttlebutt is that the RNC might step in a help pay off those debts."
  • "So the latest scuttlebutt is that Google and Dell are getting together and bashing out the first Android phone."
  • "They refuse to give me firm data, but the scuttlebutt is that AT&T is doing likewise."