word of mouth


noun

informal oral communication: The rumor spread rapidly by word of mouth.

Nearby words

  1. word deafness,
  2. word for word,
  3. word game,
  4. word of god,
  5. word of honor,
  6. word of mouth, by,
  7. word order,
  8. word painting,
  9. word picture,
  10. word processing

Origin of word of mouth

First recorded in 1545–55

Related formsword-of-mouth, adjective

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