or British rumour /ˈruːmɚ/
Learner's definition of RUMOR
: information or a story that is passed from person to person but has not been proven to be true
There are rumors that they are making a new film.
She accused him of starting/spreading rumors about her.
Ever since his sudden resignation, rumors have been flying.
I heard a rumor that they broke up.
“Did you hear that they broke up?” “That's just/only a rumor.”
The rumor turned out to be false/unfounded.
the rumor mill
: a group of people who start and spread rumors