rumor

[ roo-mer ]
/ ˈru mər /
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noun

a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts: a rumor of war.
gossip; hearsay: Don't listen to rumor.
Archaic. a continuous, confused noise; clamor; din.

verb (used with object)

to circulate, report, or assert by a rumor: It is rumored that the king is dead.

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Also especially British, ru·mour .

Origin of rumor

1325–75; Middle English rumour<Middle French <Latin rūmor; akin to Sanskrit rāuti, rāvati (he) cries

OTHER WORDS FROM rumor

un·ru·mored, adjective
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