Definition of scuttlebutt noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

scuttlebutt

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈskʌt̮lˌbʌt//
 
[uncountable](slang)
 
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stories about other people's private lives, that may be unkind or not true synonym gossip
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scuttlebutt