• (British) IPA: /ˈɹuːmə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɹumɚ/


  1. (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.
  2. (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.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • German: (please verify) Gerüchte n pl, Gerede
  • Portuguese: rumor
  • Russian: слу́хи
  • Spanish: rumorología, habladurías

rumor (rumors, present participle rumoring; past and past participle rumored)

  1. (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.

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