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Definition of "rumor" []

  • A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth. (noun)
  • Unverified information received from another; hearsay. (noun)
  • To spread or tell by rumor. (verb-transitive)

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 "rumor" in a sentence
  • "I have no details beyond this fuzzy photograph and the following details; that the rumor is the buck was killed in Robertson County near Mount Olivet."
  • "The reference I hear the most when discussing this rumor is his performance as Achilles in Troy."
  • "ROWLANDS: Basically, that, as Carlos said, they're not going to comment to these what they call rumor, innuendos or sourced reporting."