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tabloid (plural tabloids)
- (publishing) A newspaper having pages half the dimensions of the standard format, especially one that favours stories of a sensational nature over more serious news.
- (medicine, dated) A compressed portion of drugs, chemicals, etc.; a tablet.
A newspaper that favours stories of sensational nature
tabloid (not comparable)
- In the format of a tabloid.
- Relating to a tabloid or tabloids.
2013 June 22, “Snakes and ladders”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 76:
- Risk is everywhere. From tabloid headlines insisting that coffee causes cancer (yesterday, of course, it cured it) to stern government warnings about alcohol and driving, the world is teeming with goblins. For each one there is a frighteningly precise measurement of just how likely it is to jump from the shadows and get you.
- tabloid journalism
in the format of a tabloid
tabloid m (invariable)
declension of tabloid