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Word of the Day 10/21/14 Scuttlebutt

Scuttlebutt (noun)
scuttlebutt [skuht-l-buht]


noun
1. Nautical.
a. an open cask of drinking water.
b. a drinking fountain for use by the crew of a vessel.
2. Informal. rumor or gossip.

Origin: 1795-1805; 1900-05 for def 2; scuttle+ butt

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

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kahuna_burger
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:47 pm (UTC)
whoa, cool
I had no idea that scuttlebutt almost literally means that you heard it around the water cooler. ;-D
simplyn2deep
Oct. 21st, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
Re: whoa, cool
I learned of the word from watching NCIS. It always made me giggle.
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