scandal sheet


Definition of 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 In the seventies, two books appeared about Clift—one a pop-Freudian scandal sheet, by Robert LaGuardia, and the other a more respectful portrait, by Patricia Bosworth, who had the coöperation of Monty’s brother (and Robert’s father) Brooks Clift. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "“Making Montgomery Clift” Is a Fascinating Study of The Ethics of Biography," 23 Jan. 2020 Gossip translates so well to the 1830s in large part because that's when gossip sort of started, in the 1800s — gossip magazines and gossip columns and scandal sheets. Eliza Thompson, Cosmopolitan, "Romance Novelist Sarah MacLean Explains How J.Law and the Kardashians Inspired Her New Book," 31 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of scandal sheet

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Scandal sheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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