[ri-pawr-tid-lee, -pohr-]


according to report or rumor: Reportedly, he is a billionaire.

Origin of reportedly

First recorded in 1900–05; report + -ed2 + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of reportedly

  • Reportedly, George Custer wore a Stetson into Little Big Horn.

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    My Love Letter to the Stetson

    Mark McKinnon

    December 24, 2014

  • Yet, this year, even with God and Country counting on us, Black Friday sales were reportedly sluggish.

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    Christmas Is the New Subprime

    Doug McIntyre

    December 9, 2014

  • Jeffrey Holden had reportedly been shooting at houses and passersby before the authorities arrived at the scene.

  • The host was reportedly awarded more than $1 million and the rights to archived recordings of his show.

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    The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio

    Caitlin Dickson

    November 23, 2014

  • She reportedly also had a book collection worth more than €20 million, including a first edition of Don Quixote from 1605.

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    Adiós to the Diva Duchess

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    November 20, 2014

Historical Examples of reportedly

British Dictionary definitions for reportedly



according to rumour or reporthe is reportedly living in Australia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012