Rumor Definition

ro͝omər
rumored, rumors
noun
rumors
General talk not based on definite knowledge; mere gossip; hearsay.
Webster's New World
A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.
American Heritage
Unverified information received from another; hearsay.
American Heritage
An unconfirmed report, story, or statement in general circulation.
Webster's New World
Fame.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
  • truth
  • hard facts
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verb
rumored, rumors
To tell, report, or spread by rumor or as a rumor.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
  • tell truth

Origin of Rumor

  • From Middle English rumour, from Latin rÅ«mor (“common talk").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English rumour from Old French from Latin rūmor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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