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op–ed

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noun, often capitalized O&E often attributive \ˈäp-ˈed\

Simple Definition of op–ed

  • : an essay in a newspaper or magazine that gives the opinion of the writer and that is written by someone who is not employed by the newspaper or magazine

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of op–ed

  1. :  a page of special features usually opposite the editorial page of a newspaper; also :  a feature on such a page

Origin and Etymology of op–ed

short for opposite editorial


First Known Use: 1970


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