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nounmass nounWest Indian
Rumour; gossip.‘the shu-shu is that he is being paid his full salary ever since he was ordered back to work’tittle-tattle, tattle, rumour, rumours, whispers, stories, tales, canards, titbitsView synonyms
verb[NO OBJECT]West Indian
Speak at close range in a low tone, typically to exchange gossip.
From French chuchoter ‘to whisper’.
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