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[nooz-stand, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌstænd, ˈnyuz-/
a stall or other place at which newspapers and often periodicals are sold, as on a street corner or in a building lobby.
Origin of newsstand
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75; news + stand Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had ten minutes to wait, and he wandered to the newsstand.

    The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • We can get them from the newsstand but I would like to subscribe for them.

  • We got there ten minutes before train time, and who was there, leaning against the newsstand, but Stigler.

  • Janith knew to within a few dollars what his newsstand on the 10th Level should make.

    Second Sight Basil Eugene Wells
  • My tobacco pouch had run empty, and I hopped out to buy some Murray's at the newsstand.

    Kathleen Christopher Morley
British Dictionary definitions for newsstand


a portable stand or stall in the street, from which newspapers are sold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for newsstand

1872, from news (n.) + stand (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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