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ˈskʌt lˌbʌtSCUTTLEBUTT

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gossip, comment, scuttlebuttnoun

    a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

    "the divorce caused much gossip"

GCIDE

  1. scuttlebuttnoun

    See scuttle butt.

  2. scuttlebuttnoun

    A drinking fountain on board a ship or at a naval station.

  3. scuttlebuttnoun

    The latest gossip; rumors.

Wiktionary

  1. scuttlebuttnoun

    A butt with a scuttle, a keg of drinking water with a hole cut in it, on board ship.

    Etymology: . In sense of gossip, because sailors would gather around the scuttlebutt to drink and exchange gossip; compare water cooler and furphy.

  2. scuttlebuttnoun

    Gossip, rumour, idle chatter.

    Etymology: . In sense of gossip, because sailors would gather around the scuttlebutt to drink and exchange gossip; compare water cooler and furphy.

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  1. Scuttlebutt

    Scuttlebutt in slang usage means rumor or gossip, deriving from the nautical term for the cask used to serve water. 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 ship was conventionally stored in a scuttled butt: a butt which had been scuttled by making a hole in it so the water could be withdrawn. Since sailors exchanged gossip when they gathered at the scuttlebutt for a drink of water, scuttlebutt became Navy slang for gossip or rumours.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCUTTLEBUTT in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCUTTLEBUTT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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