scuttlebutt

Definitions of scuttlebutt
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n a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

Synonyms:
comment, gossip
Types:
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earful
an outpouring of gossip
hearsay, rumor, rumour
gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
grapevine, pipeline, word of mouth
gossip spread by spoken communication
dirt, malicious gossip, scandal
disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
talk, talk of the town
idle gossip or rumor
Type of:
account, report
the act of informing by verbal report

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