- (American spelling, countable) A statement or claim of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth.
- There's a rumor going round that he's going to get married.
- (American spelling, uncountable) Information or misinformation of the kind contained in such claims.
- They say he used to be a thief, but that's just rumor.
- German: (please verify) Gerüchte n pl, Gerede
- Portuguese: rumor
- Russian: слу́хи
- Spanish: rumorología, habladurías
rumor (rumors, present participle rumoring; past and past participle rumored)
- (transitive, usually, used in the passive voice) To tell a rumor about; to gossip.
- John is rumored to be next in line for a promotion.