Definitions

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  • n. Information of dubious veracity, particularly when grounded in rumor

Etymologies

From rumor and intelligence; apparently a pun on HUMINT. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Q: Is there any rumint [blend of rumor and intelligence] on the prospective outcome?

    Keith Thomson: The Mossad's Plan to Stop Iran

  • Keith: I would appreciate your publishing the following statement below: With the exception of the factoid regarding my proud association with Bigelow Aerospace, your 4-5-05 rumint concerning my pursuing the #2 position at NASA is completely without merit.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: April 2005 Archives

  • Interestingly, the current rumint he’s got is that the forthcoming Pentagon budget will ask for fewer F-35 Joint Strike Fighters this year, but will ramp orders of those over the coming years while scaling back on the F-22s.

    Don’t Tote No 22s | ATTACKERMAN

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