scandal sheet

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scandal sheet (plural scandal sheets)

  1. (idiomatic) A tabloid newspaper containing gossip and sensational news stories pertaining especially to well-known people.
    • 1965, "Cinema: Career Girl's Question" (film review of Sex and the Single Girl), Time, 1 Jan.:
      Tony Curtis, a smutmonger for Stop magazine, described by its editors as "the most disgusting scandal sheet the human mind can recall," wants to write an exposé of her.