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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnjuːzˌpeɪpə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnuːzˌpeɪpɚ/
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- (countable) A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles.
1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 18, The China Governess:
- ‘Then the father has a great fight with his terrible conscience,’ said Munday with granite seriousness. ‘Should he make a row with the police […]? Or should he say nothing about it and condone brutality for fear of appearing in the newspapers?
- (uncountable, countable) A quantity of or one of the types of paper on which newspapers are printed.
- (publication): daily (for a daily newspaper), paper, rag (derogatory)
- (paper on which newspapers are printed): newsprint
paper on which newspapers are printed
- (transitive) To cover with newspaper.
- She newspapered one end of the room before painting the bookcase.
- (intransitive, transitive) To engage in the business of journalism (usually used only in the gerund, newspapering)
- He newspapered his way through the South on the sports beat, avoiding dry towms.
- (transitive, obsolete) to harrass in newspaper articles.
- He was newspapered out of public life.
- The harrass sense is usually in passive constructions.