red top

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The titles of these newspapers are traditionally presented on a red banner at the top of the front page.


red top (plural red tops)

  1. (Britain) A tabloid newspaper, particularly one of those considered to have lower journalistic standards than the broadsheets.
    • 1997 August 13, Brian Macarthur, The Times, "Diana: mover and shaker",
      Just as broadsheets only exceptionally outsell any of the tabloids, so middle-market tabloids - the Mail and Express - only rarely outsell the red tops (although the upmarket Sunday Times outsells the mid-market Express on Sunday and The Mail on Sunday outsells The People).

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