[ noun ] gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
Used in print(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
There were rumors that the Ministry_of_the_Interior favored an arbitrary , `` non-political '' process , which were indirectly affirmed when the King personally intervened in the planned meetings .
In January , 1958 , the Minister_of_the_Interior announced that an election law was ready to be submitted to the King , the rumors of election dates appeared once_again , first for spring of 1958 and later for the summer .(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
Rumor of a big battle spread like a grassfire up the valley .
[ verb ] tell or spread rumors
"It was rumored that the next president would be a woman"
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
In the case of Portugal , which a_few weeks ago was rumored ready_to walk_out_of the NATO_Council should critics of its Angola policy prove harsh , there has been a noticeable relaxation of tension .