- 1Information received from other people which cannot be substantiated; rumour: according to hearsay, Bez had managed to break his armMore example sentences
rumour, gossip, tittle-tattle, tattle, idle chatter, idle talk, mere talk, report; stories, tales, titbits; French bavardage, on dit; German Kaffeeklatsch; West Indian labrish, shu-shu• informal buzz, the grapevineBritish • informal gossNorth American • informal scuttlebuttAustralian/New Zealand • informal furphySouth African • informal skinder• rare bruit
- I must highlight that this could be bad information and hearsay.
- Anything that happens after Wednesday is simply hearsay and rumours.
- When the truth begins to emerge it becomes apparent that the rumours of affairs were hearsay, but a darker secret of family ties lies beneath them.
- 1.1 Law The report of another person’s words by a witness, which is usually disallowed as evidence in a court of law: [as modifier]: hearsay evidenceMore example sentences
- Nor had they put the witness statement in as hearsay evidence.
- Instead witnesses are allowed to give hearsay evidence of an identification that takes place outside the court.
- This evidence was strictly hearsay and as such was inadmissible.