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1‘rumour has it that they have been dabbling in the black arts’
gossip, hearsay, talk, tittle-tattle
informal the grapevine, the word on the street
British informal goss
North American informal scuttlebutt, poop
NZ Australian informal furphy
2‘she had already heard rumours about the couple's problems’
piece of gossip, report, story, whisper, canard
information, word, news
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