Scuttlebutt

Scuttlebutt in slang usage means rumor or gossip, deriving from the nautical term for the cask used to serve water (or, later, a water fountain). The term corresponds to the colloquial concept of a water cooler in an office setting, which at times becomes the focus of congregation and casual discussion. Water for immediate consumption on a sailing...
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scuttlebutt

noun a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; `the divorce caused much gossip`
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Scuttlebutt

A barrel with a hole in used to hold water that sailors would drink from. Also: gossip.
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Scuttlebutt

A term used to describe gossip, but originally the drinking fountain on a ship. (Around the water cooler, pirate style).
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scuttlebutt

cask of drinking water aboard a ship; rumour, idle gossip
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scuttlebutt

cask of drinking water aboard a ship; rumour, idle gossip
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Scuttlebutt

Scuttlebutt is American slang for rumour or gossip.
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