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English definition of “(the) word is”

(the) word is

used to refer to something that has been reported but not officially stated: The word is (that) more hostages will be released over the next few weeks.
(Definition of (the) word is from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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