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noun [C] UK ( US rumor)
an interesting story or piece of news that may or may not be true, that spreads quickly from person to person: a rumour that I heard a rumour that she's leaving. A rumour has surfaced that the company is about to go out of business.
rumour has it (that) used to say what many people are saying: Rumour has it that you're going to be the next managing director.
(Definition of rumour from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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