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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Definitions for bruit

  1. To report; to noise abroad.

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Citations for bruit
The first originated with a professor of government who, it was bruited, had always succeeded in predicting the outcome of presidential-year elections. William F. Buckley Jr., National Review
An attack on Iraq has been bruited about ever since President Bush invoked an axis of evil in his State of the Union address to Congress in January. Joyce Appleby and Ellen Carol Dubois, The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
Origin of bruit
late Middle English
1400-1450
Bruit comes from Old French, from the past participle of bruire, "to roar."