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Noun: scuttlebutt  'skú-tul,bút
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
    "the divorce caused much scuttlebutt";
    - gossip, comment, goss [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: scuttlebutts

Type of: account, report

Encyclopedia: Scuttlebutt