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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In an op-ed, Cotton wrote that confirming Rollins would increase drug trafficking and gang activity across New England. Joanna Slater, Washington Post, 17 May 2023 The writer of the feature, Laura Barton, also wrote an op-ed in The Guardian defending Matty's perspective. Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 17 May 2023 Biden highlighted his administration’s work to prevent gun violence in a weekend op-ed that called out Congress to do more on the issue. Chuck Todd, NBC News, 15 May 2023 The jurors found that Heard defamed her ex-husband in her 2018 Washington Post op-ed that didn't mention him by name. Tracey Harrington Mccoy, Peoplemag, 12 May 2023 In early 2023, CNBC published an op-ed from Atlantic Council President Frederick Kempe, praising the UAE’s selection as the host for the United Nations’ upcoming Climate Change Conference (known as COP 28). Casey Michel, The New Republic, 12 May 2023 In an op-ed piece for the New Yorker, published Monday, J. R. Moehringer writes about how his family was harassed by the press after his identity was leaked, and how journalists misrepresented parts of the duke's story. Jack Guy, Cnn, CNN, 9 May 2023 Meanwhile, in an op-ed for the New York Times last week, Federal Trade Commission boss Lina Khan argued that A.I. must be regulated. ‘Responsible’ A.I. development For their part, tech bosses have insisted that their A.I. products are being developed responsibly. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 9 May 2023 With studios now owning distribution and production, directors are concerned about the lack of an open market for their films and TV shows, which has eroded their residual income, DGA President Lesli Linka Glatter said in an op-ed published in Variety on Tuesday. Anousha Sakoui, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2023 See More

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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 28 May. 2023.

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