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1. scuttlebutt

noun. ['ˈskʌtəlˌbət'] a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people.

Synonyms

  • rumour
  • earful
  • comment
  • report
  • grapevine
  • dirt
  • talk
  • hearsay
  • scandal
  • malicious gossip
  • word of mouth
  • talk of the town
  • pipeline
  • rumor
  • gossip

Antonyms

  • indirect discourse
  • credit
  • debit
  • unimportance

Etymology

  • butt (English)
  • scuttle (English)
  • scutel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Scuttlebutt

  • anthrobot
  • robot
  • turbot

Example sentences of the word scuttlebutt


1. Noun, singular or mass
You may be privy to information shared in private meetings or just pick up on scuttlebutt around the water cooler at work.

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