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[op-ed] /ˈɒpˌɛd/
a newspaper page devoted to signed articles by commentators, essayists, humorists, etc., of varying viewpoints: the Op-Ed of today's New York Times.
Also called Op-Ed page.
Origin of Op-Ed
1965-70, Americanism; op(posite) ed(itorial page) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  1. a page of a newspaper where varying opinions are expressed by columnists, commentators, etc
  2. (as modifier): an op-ed column in the New York Times
Word Origin
C20: from op(posite) ed(itorial page)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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1970, in reference to the page of a newspaper opposite the editorial page, usually devoted to personal opinion columns. The thing itself said to have been pioneered by the New York "World."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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op-ed page

noun phrase

Anewspaper page, usually appearing across from the editorial page, made up of columns and short essays

[1970+; fr opposite editorial]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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