noun (rumours, -)
- (countable) A piece of information of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth.
- There's a rumour going round that he's going to get married.
- (uncountable) Information of this kind.
- They say he used to be a thief, but that's just rumour.
- Dutch: geruchten pl.
- French: rumeur
- German: Gerí¼chte pl., Gerede
- (transitive) To tell a rumour about; usually used in the passive.
Etymology: Middle English rumour, from the Latin rumor, common talk.
- John is rumoured to be next in line for a promotion.
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