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noun 
  1. A butt with a scuttle, a cask with a hole cut in it, for holding drinking water aboard ship.
  2. (slang) gossip
Etymology: The nautical sense is simply scuttle + butt. The slang sense was originally derived the exchange of gossip that occurs around a scuttlebutt. Compare furphy.


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