verb (used with object)
- rummage out,
- rummage sale,
- rump parliament
Origin of rumor
Examples from the Web for rumor
Not even Radio Bemba (Cuban slang for the rumor mill) had picked up the signal.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He does, however, attempt to dispel some of the myths that have emerged from hearsay and rumor over the last century.
Thus the rumor as well as the reality of the threat is used for intimidation.
A Rumor of Angels: Quotations for Living, Dying and Letting Goby Gail Perry Johnson and Jill Perry Rabideau.
But the rumor that House Republicans were cutting funding for Ebola had already taken off.
As for the rumor, the world will no doubt roll round, whether Burnside is defeated or succeeds.
Only once had Harlan been able to refute the charge of rumor.'Drag' Harlan|Charles Alden Seltzer
There's a rumor that some one is in town, now, looking for me.The Cup of Trembling and Other Stories|Mary Hallock Foote
He had heard a rumor concerning Ruiz Rios, long ago, half forgotten.Daughter of the Sun|Jackson Gregory
The rumor of it spread through the rooms, and the crowd about the roulette received a large contingent of spectators.Confidence|Henry James
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.