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1tabloid

adjective tab·loid \ˈta-ˌblid\

Definition of TABLOID

1
:  compressed or condensed into small scope <tabloid criticism>
2
:  of, relating to, or resembling tabloids; especially :  featuring stories of violence, crime, or scandal presented in a sensational manner <tabloid television>
tab·loid·ism \-ˌbli-ˌdi-zəm\ noun

Origin of TABLOID

from Tabloid, a trademark
First Known Use: 1901

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee

2tabloid

noun

: a newspaper that has pages about half the size of an ordinary newspaper and that typically contains many photographs and stories about famous people and other less serious news items

Full Definition of TABLOID

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:  a newspaper that is about half the page size of an ordinary newspaper and that contains news in condensed form and much photographic matter

Examples of TABLOID

  1. She is used to seeing her name in the tabloids.

First Known Use of TABLOID

1906

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee

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