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[fruhnt-peyj] /ˈfrʌntˈpeɪdʒ/
of major importance; worth putting on the first page of a newspaper.
verb (used with object), front-paged, front-paging.
to run (copy) on the front page, especially of a newspaper.
Origin of front-page
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then, Cappy, it will be a front-page story—and how those boys will hop to it!

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
  • Nearly three days had elapsed without a front-page paragraph for him.

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
  • In the papers the next morning "Carter's Tip" was the front-page feature.

    The Man Who Could Not Lose Richard Harding Davis
  • There was a front-page editorial reluctantly announcing a price increase.

    New Apples in the Garden Kris Ottman Neville
  • "I've got stuff for a front-page display," I reported to the city editor half an hour later.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
British Dictionary definitions for front-page


(modifier) important or newsworthy enough to be put on the front page of a newspaper
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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