Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang Information or knowledge, especially when acquired by word of mouth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the number four hundred and eleven
  • n. The latest scoop, information or news.

Etymologies

From 411, a telephone number for telephone directory information.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Based on the telephone number used in North America to obtain telephone numbers of listed subscribers. (Wiktionary)

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