1. [syn: gossip, comment, scuttlebutt]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
scuttlebutt \scut"tle*butt`\ (sk[u^]t"t'l*b[u^]t`), n.
1. See scuttle butt.
2. A drinking fountain on board a ship or at a naval station.
3. The latest gossip; rumors.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other
people; "the divorce caused much gossip" [syn: gossip,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
21 Moby Thesaurus words for "scuttlebutt":
bruit, buzz, canard, common talk, cry, flying rumor, gossip,
grapevine, hearsay, idea afloat, latrine rumor, news stirring,
on-dit, report, roorback, rumble, rumor, talk, town talk,
unconfirmed report, whisper