news·stand | \ ˈnüz-ˌstand , ˈnyüz- \

Definition of newsstand 

: a place (such as an outdoor stall) where newspapers and periodicals are sold

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Seattle power couple Sue Bird, of the Storm, and Megan Rapinoe, of the Reign, will be featured on the cover of the 10th anniversary edition of ESPN’s Body Issue, that hits newsstands this Friday. Stefanie Loh, The Seattle Times, "Storm’s Sue Bird, Reign’s Megan Rapinoe to become first openly gay couple on the cover of ESPN Magazine’s Body Issue," 25 June 2018 The July/August issue of Essence hits newsstands everywhere June 22. Dave Quinn,, "Janet Jackson on Her 'Intense' Struggle with Depression — and How She Found Happiness," 20 June 2018 Cardi B and Offset's Rolling Stone cover is set to hit newsstands on July 2, which is right around Cardi's speculated due date. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "Cardi B & Offset Cover 'Rolling Stone' Ahead of Baby's Birth," 18 June 2018 Houston All-American defensive tackle Ed Oliver is on one of the covers for Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine that hits newsstands this summer. Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle, "UH's Ed Oliver gets 'Texas Football' cover treatment," 5 June 2018 Fans have called out Gigi Hadid and Vogue Italia for darkening the model's skin tone and editing her facial features in the magazine's latest cover, which hit newsstands today. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "Gigi Hadid Apologizes Following Blackface Allegations For Her "Vogue Italia" Cover," 4 May 2018 Sources close to Penthouse shared details of Daniels’s interview, which hits newsstands on May 8, with the Daily Beast. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Stormy Daniels Is Planning to Donate $130,000 to Planned Parenthood in Trump’s and Cohen’s Names," 17 Apr. 2018 For more on the greed, lust and secrets in Maurizio Gucci’s family, subscribe now to PEOPLE or pick up this week’s issue, on newsstands now. Adam Carlson,, "Decades After Hit Man Killed Gucci Mogul, the Ex-Wife Convicted of His Murder Speaks Out," 13 July 2018 Full interview on newsstands now and available online Monday. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Amandla Stenberg Comes Out As Gay in New Interview," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of newsstand

1866, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of newsstand

: a place (such as a small outdoor store) where newspapers and magazines are sold


news·stand | \ ˈnüz-ˌstand , ˈnyüz- \

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: a place where newspapers and magazines are sold

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