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tabloid

noun tab·loid \ ˈta-ˌblȯid \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of tabloid

1 : a newspaper that is about half the page size of an ordinary newspaper and that contains news in condensed form and much photographic matter

Examples of tabloid in a Sentence

  1. She is used to seeing her name in the tabloids.

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First Known Use of tabloid

1891


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tabloid

adjective

Definition of tabloid

1 : of, relating to, or resembling tabloids; especially : featuring stories of violence, crime, or scandal presented in a sensational manner
  • tabloid television
2 : compressed or condensed into small scope
  • tabloid criticism

tabloidism

play \-ˌblȯi-ˌdi-zəm\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of tabloid

from Tabloid, a trademark


TABLOID Defined for English Language Learners

tabloid

noun

Definition of tabloid for English Language Learners

  • : a newspaper that has pages about half the size of an ordinary newspaper and that typically contains many photographs and stories about famous people and other less serious news items



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