scandal sheet


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Whistledown has the power to make and break lives, exposing secrets of high society in her scandal sheet. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 28 Dec. 2020 In the novels, readers don’t find out who is behind the scandal sheet until book four, Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, which takes place in 1824 — 11 years after Lady Whistledown first shows up (and 11 years after season one of Bridgerton takes place). Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 15 Jan. 2021 But perhaps one of the best parts about the series is the enigmatic identity of Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews), the town's anonymous gossip columnist who shakes up Regency-era London with her all-knowing scandal sheet. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, 4 Jan. 2021 The teaser introduces viewers to the show's narrator and notorious scandal sheet author, Lady Whistledown, voiced by the incomparable Julie Andrews. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 2 Nov. 2020 See More

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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 Mar. 2023.

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