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Definition of scuttlebutt

scuttlebutt

noun

  • gossip. In nautical terminology, a "scuttlebutt" is a water container, such as a water cooler or water fountain. The term has become synonymous with the workplace gossip that takes place around a water cooler.

    Last edited on Aug 07 2010. Submitted by Anthony V. on Sep 18 2004.

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