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scuttlebutt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscuttlebuttscut‧tle‧butt /ˈskʌtlbʌt/ noun [uncountable] American English informal 🔊 🔊 ALstories about other people’s personal lives, especially stories that are unkind or untrue syn gossip
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scuttlebuttSeeing that he was getting impatient, Celestine sprung her surprise: a piece of academic scuttlebutt Lufkin had not known.The scuttlebutt says their contracts were not yet signed and that the pair were holding out for better terms and conditions.
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