rumournoun [C or U]UK US rumor uk /ˈruː.mər/ us /ˈruː.mɚ/
- I heard a rumour that she's leaving, but apparently there's nothing in it.
- A rumour has surfaced that the company is about to go out of business.
- The president has consistently denied the rumours.
- He denied all responsibility for the rumours that have been circulating.
- The company moved quickly to quash rumours that it is losing money.