rumour , (British) rumor (US)
n rumeur f
→ A number of rumours were circulating in Fleet Street ...
→ There have been rumours of quarrels within the movement ...
→ There's a strange rumour going around at the moment about Peter.
It's just a rumour. Ce n'est qu'une rumeur.
vt it is rumoured that ... le bruit court que ... it was rumoured that ... le bruit courait que → It was rumoured that he had gone to prison. → It was rumoured that he had been interned in an asylum for a while. They are rumoured to be splitting up. Le bruit court qu'ils se séparent.
rumour mill , (British) rumor mill (US)
(=source of rumours) machine f à rumeurs
→ Football's rumour mill is already alive with suggestions that he will find his career brought to a swift conclusion if Stockport are beaten tonight
→ She's got everyone gossiping about her orgies, and I'd hate to see you become part of the rumor mill.
→ The Hollywood rumour mill has gone wild over claims that Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe are holidaying together on Wakaya island
rumour-monger , (British) rumor-monger (US)
n colporteur m de rumeurs