Meaning of “rumour” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb UK (US rumor) uk us /ˈruːmər/
be rumoured

If a fact is rumoured, people are talking about it although they do not know if it is true:

[ + (that) ] It's rumoured that the company director is about to resign.
[ + to do sth ] The company is rumoured to be in financial difficulty.

(Definition of “rumour verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)