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Definitions and Synonyms of scuttlebutt | Another word for scuttlebutt | What is scuttlebutt?

Definition 1: a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where scuttlebutt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the divorce caused much gossip

Synonyms for scuttlebutt in the sense of this definition

(scuttlebutt is a kind of ...) the act of informing by verbal report

"he heard reports that they were causing trouble" "by all accounts they were a happy couple"

(... is a kind of scuttlebutt ) an outpouring of gossip

(... is a kind of scuttlebutt ) gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth

(... is a kind of scuttlebutt ) gossip spread by spoken communication

"the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth"

(... is a kind of scuttlebutt ) disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

(... is a kind of scuttlebutt ) idle gossip or rumor

"there has been talk about you lately"

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