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noun [C or U] uk 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. rumour has it people are saying: Rumour has it (that) you're going to be the next managing director. Is it true?
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