verb (used with object)
- rummage out,
- rummage sale,
- rump parliament
Origin of rumor
Examples from the Web for rumour
A Downing Street spokesman denied any “crisis talks” but not the rumour itself.Sex Scandal Engulfs 10 Downing Street as Feral Press Bites Back|Peter Jukes|June 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the memorable events which followed this rumour, the Duke of Perth continually shared.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745|Mrs. Thomson
Rumour has it that there are at least a dozen ardent admirers at your feet, each with a wedding-ring in his waistcoat-pocket.The Big Drum|Arthur Pinero
Then the rumour sprang up that he continued so long in the wood, in cold and hunger, until wolves tore him in pieces.
- information, often a mixture of truth and untruth, passed around verbally
- (in combination)a rumour-monger
Word Origin for rumour
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.