SCUTTLEBUTT: gossip, the latest word on something

scuttlebutt

When someone whispers in your ear that they have “the scuttlebutt” on someone or something…beware!  It is as if they had said to you, “I have the latest fabrication, lie, exaggeration, or rumor on a person.”    It is information not to be trusted. Now, sometimes  it’s the truth.   But the word scuttlebutt leans toward the […]