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noun [C or U] UK (US rumor)     /ˈruː.mər/ US  /-mɚ/
B2 an unofficial interesting story or piece of news that might be true or invented , which quickly spreads from person to person : Rumours are going round (the school ) about Mr Mason and his assistant . [+ that] She's circulating / spreading rumours that the manager is going to resign . I heard a rumour that she'd been seeing Luke Harrison.Gossip and rumour rumour has it people are saying: Rumour has it (that) you're going to be the next managing director . Is it true ?Gossip and rumour
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