Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
1525-1535 originally in phrase by hear say, translation of Middle French par ouïr dire
Synonyms
  • gossip
  • rumor
Antonyms
  • evidence
  • proof
  • reality
  • truth
Definition
information received from other people that one cannot adequately substantiate; rumor
Example
The information he received had not been verified, and was, therefore, hearsay.
Usage Over Time

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