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 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 But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high-society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews) casts aspersions on Daphne. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 15 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 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 26 Sep. 2021.

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