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1. A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.
2. Unverified information received from another; hearsay.
tr.v. ru·mored, ru·mor·ing, ru·mors
To spread or tell by rumor.

[Middle English rumour, from Old French, from Latin rūmor.]
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(ˈru mər)

1. a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts: rumors of war.
2. gossip; hearsay.
3. Archaic. a clamor; din.
4. to report, circulate, or assert by a rumor.
Also, esp. Brit., ru′mour.
[1325–75; Middle English rumour < Middle French < Latin rūmor]
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Past participle: rumored
Gerund: rumoring

I rumor
you rumor
he/she/it rumors
we rumor
you rumor
they rumor
I rumored
you rumored
he/she/it rumored
we rumored
you rumored
they rumored
Present Continuous
I am rumoring
you are rumoring
he/she/it is rumoring
we are rumoring
you are rumoring
they are rumoring
Present Perfect
I have rumored
you have rumored
he/she/it has rumored
we have rumored
you have rumored
they have rumored
Past Continuous
I was rumoring
you were rumoring
he/she/it was rumoring
we were rumoring
you were rumoring
they were rumoring
Past Perfect
I had rumored
you had rumored
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we will rumor
you will rumor
they will rumor
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I will have rumored
you will have rumored
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Future Continuous
I will be rumoring
you will be rumoring
he/she/it will be rumoring
we will be rumoring
you will be rumoring
they will be rumoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rumoring
you have been rumoring
he/she/it has been rumoring
we have been rumoring
you have been rumoring
they have been rumoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rumoring
you will have been rumoring
he/she/it will have been rumoring
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you will have been rumoring
they will have been rumoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rumoring
you had been rumoring
he/she/it had been rumoring
we had been rumoring
you had been rumoring
they had been rumoring
I would rumor
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he/she/it would rumor
we would rumor
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Past Conditional
I would have rumored
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we would have rumored
you would have rumored
they would have rumored
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Noun 1. rumor - gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
scuttlebutt, gossip, comment - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
Verb 1. rumor - tell or spread rumors; "It was rumored that the next president would be a woman"
dish the dirt, gossip - wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies; "She won't dish the dirt"
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To engage in or spread gossip:
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(American) rumor ( ˈruːmə) noun
1. a piece of news or a story passed from person to person, which may not be true. I heard a rumour that you had got a new job. rumor Genuine Handmade Genuine Clip Money Leather Ostrich Wallet Ostrich Magnetic Brown Pdwn7w8x
2. general talk or gossip. Don't listen to rumour. rumor
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References in classic literature ?
For the moment he poignantly regretted that rumor was not true, and that his eleven millions were not in reality thirty millions.
There will be all sorts of rumors on the street," Dowsett warned Daylight, "but do not let them frighten you.
On the previous evening at the Lodge, he had heard that a rumor of his duel had reached the Emperor and that it would be wiser for him to leave Petersburg.
At length a rumor reached our shores that the Prince of Orange had ventured on an enterprise, the success of which would be the triumph of civil and religious rights and the salvation of New England.
Neither was this rumor wholly discredited, although the wiser class believed the Governor's object somewhat less atrocious.
A great many rumors were in circulation with regard to this adventure.
In order that the Indians in the Bumper camp might not hear rumors of the new plan to locate the hidden city, and, at the same time, to keep rumors from spreading to the camp of the rivals, the scientist and his friends started a new shaft, and put a shift of men at work on it.
But it was in an expectant state, for the air was full of rumors of a new duel.
All these causes of uneasiness were concealed as much as possible from the Canadian voyageurs, lest they should become intimidated; it was impossible, however, to prevent the rumors brought by the Indians from leaking out, and they became subjects of gossiping and exaggeration.
With his schedule packed and no scheduled visit from the President, Eusebio could not imagine how rumor mongers concocted their tale.
Chat and social media apps like WhatsApp and Facebook have drastically sped up the pace of rumor proliferation during emergencies.
Being a common social phenomenon, rumor spreading has been systematically studied since World War II.

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