Gossip and Scuttlebutt

Gossip

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Gossip noun – Information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy.
Usage example: idle gossip can really damage a person's reputation even if it is later proven to be false

Scuttlebutt is a synonym for gossip (North American) in rumor topic. In some cases you can use "Scuttlebutt" instead a noun "Gossip", when it comes to topics like words, hearsay, idle talk. informal substitute
Nearby Words: gossiped, gossipy, gossiping
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Scuttlebutt

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Scuttlebutt noun – Information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy.
Usage example: according to scuttlebutt in the financial markets, the company will be downsizing soon

Gossip is a synonym for scuttlebutt in words topic. You can use "Gossip" instead a noun "Scuttlebutt", if it concerns topics such as hearsay, rumor. popular alternative
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