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Adjective: hearsay  'heer,sey
  1. Heard through another rather than directly
    "hearsay information"
Noun: hearsay  'heer,sey
  1. Gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
    - rumor [US], rumour [Brit, Cdn], furphy [Austral]

Derived forms: hearsays

See also: indirect

Type of: comment, goss [Brit], gossip, scuttlebutt [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Hearsay