scandal sheet


: a newspaper or periodical dealing to a large extent in scandal and gossip

Examples of scandal sheet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The main storyline is built around the series’ single most charming character, Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) — the wallflower who secretly has the entire ton under her thumb as Lady Whistledown, the anonymous author of its most notorious scandal sheet. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2024 The scandal sheet this season is a reflection of Penelope’s journey and growth as a character. William Earl, Variety, 13 May 2024 But the most shameless is Informer, a scandal sheet that features hatchet jobs and images of buxom women. Robert F. Worth, New York Times, 3 May 2023 The diss came immediately after Penelope fell out with her best friend, Eloise — Colin’s younger sister — when Eloise confronted her about her literary side gig and using the Bridgerton family matters to fill the pages of Lady Whistledown’s scandal sheet. Nardine Saadstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2022 The upcoming season three will center on Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan), the latter of whom was revealed to be anonymous scandal sheet writer Lady Whistledown in season one. Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Jan. 2023 The received wisdom around Cubism treats these words and letters, especially the J-O-U of the Cubists’ favorite scandal sheet Le Journal, as signs set free of their original meanings. Jason Farago, New York Times, 11 Nov. 2022 Season 1 ended with the reveal that sweet, unassuming Penelope Featherington was actually Lady Whistledown, the writer behind the influential scandal sheet. Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2022 As Lady Whistledown, Penelope earns an income publishing her scandal sheet. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 3 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scandal sheet was in 1904

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“Scandal sheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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