Grapevine



[greyp-vahyn] /ˈgreɪpˌvaɪn/

noun
1.
a that bears .
2.
Also called grapevine telegraph. a person-to-person method of spreading rumors, gossip, information, etc., by informal or unofficial conversation, letter writing, or the like.
3.
a private or secret source of information.
[greyp-vahyn] /ˈgreɪpˌvaɪn/
noun
1.
a town in N Texas.
/ˈɡreɪpˌvaɪn/
noun
1.
any of several vitaceous vines of the genus Vitis, esp V. vinifera of E Asia, widely cultivated for its fruit (grapes): family Vitaceae
2.
(informal) an unofficial means of relaying information, esp from person to person
3.
a wrestling hold in which a wrestler entwines his own leg around his opponent’s and exerts pressure against various joints
n.

1736, from grape + vine. Meaning “rumor source” is 1862, U.S. Civil War slang for “telegraph wires.”

adjective

Coming from an unofficial source of rumor or news: a grapevine item/ grapevine gossip (1863+)

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