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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scuttlebutt mean? 

  The noun SCUTTLEBUTT has 1 sense:

1. a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

  Familiarity information: SCUTTLEBUTT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


scuttlebutt; gossip; comment

Context example:

the divorce caused much gossip

Hypernyms ("scuttlebutt" is a kind of...):

account; report (the act of informing by verbal report)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scuttlebutt"):

earful (an outpouring of gossip)

hearsay; rumor; rumour (gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth)

grapevine; pipeline; word of mouth (gossip spread by spoken communication)

dirt; malicious gossip; scandal (disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people)

talk; talk of the town (idle gossip or rumor)

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