Zhou, a staunch supporter of Bo, was rumored to have designated Bo as his successor inside the Politburo Standing Committee.
Two code breakers at the National Security Agency, rumored to be gay lovers, had defected to the Soviets.
Even Stevie Wonder is rumored to be a judge on a new reality singing show.
Though one time it was rumored that the left corner of his lip curled up into the slightest of smiles.
While there have always been whispers about Jay Z's rumored infidelities, the tabloid fervor reached an all time peak back in May.
With much animation, the rumored resignation of the Deputy Warden is discussed.
It was rumored that Savary had been sent to propose to Alexander a meeting with Napoleon.
The French and the English were rumored to be nearing from the east.
It was rumored the king had originally intended to wear a sailor costume.
Just rumored that some time during the day that he would be moved.
late 14c., from Old French rumor "commotion, widespread noise or report" (Modern French rumeur), from Latin rumorem (nominative rumor) "noise, clamor, common talk, hearsay, popular opinion," related to ravus "hoarse," from PIE *reu- "to bellow." Related: Rumorous. Rumor mill is from 1887. Dutch rumoer, German Rumor are from French.
1590s, "spread a rumor; spread by way of rumor," from rumor (n.). Related: Rumored; rumoring.