- information, often a mixture of truth and untruth, passed around verbally
- (in combination)a rumour-monger
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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.
It was the fashion of the day, to admit every rumour of his cruelty.
They divined the truth; the intrigue was noised abroad, and the rumour at last got round to Fulbert.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope