rumour

US rumor

/ (ˈruːmə) /

noun

  1. information, often a mixture of truth and untruth, passed around verbally
  2. (in combination)a rumour-monger
gossip or hearsay
archaic din or clamour
obsolete fame or reputation

verb

(tr; usually passive) to pass around or circulate in the form of a rumourit is rumoured that the Queen is coming
literary to make or cause to make a murmuring noise

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Word Origin for rumour

C14: via Old French from Latin rūmor common talk; related to Old Norse rymja to roar, Sanskrit rāut he cries
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