idiot sheet

variants: or less commonly idiot card

Definition of idiot sheet

: a large card bearing usually hand-lettered words or phrases for prompting a speaker or actor during a telecast — compare idiot board

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First Known Use of idiot sheet

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Idiot sheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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