Definition of “rumour” - English Dictionary

“rumour” in British English

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rumournoun [ C or U ]

UK US rumor uk /ˈruː.mər/ us /ˈruː.mɚ/

B2 an unofficial interesting story or piece of news that might be true or invented, and 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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(Definition of “rumour” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“rumour” in Business English

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rumournoun [ C ]

UK US rumor uk /ˈruːmər/ us

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)