often capitalized O&E, often attributive
: a page of special features usually opposite the editorial page of a newspaper
also : a feature on such a page

Examples of op-ed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, actor George Clooney, a major Democratic donor, penned an op-ed calling on the president to step aside. Kaia Hubbard, CBS News, 11 July 2024 Two weeks into Democrats' post-debate meltdown, pressure on President Biden is once again soaring — courtesy of cryptic statements from Democratic leaders and a scorching op-ed from a top Hollywood fundraiser. Zachary Basu, Axios, 11 July 2024 Actor George Clooney wrote an op-ed in the New York Times asking for a new Democratic presidential nominee, and several Democratic lawmakers have come forward asking him to end his campaign. Chris Sims, The Courier-Journal, 11 July 2024 In his op-ed, Clooney said Biden had saved democracy before and could do so again by stepping aside and giving Democrats a better shot at beating Trump. Zack Sharf, Variety, 11 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for op-ed 

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Word History


short for opposite editorial

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of op-ed was in 1970

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“Op-ed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/op-ed. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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