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[ohp] /oʊp/
adjective, verb (used with or without object), oped, oping. Literary.


[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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  • I tell you frankly I 'oped you wouldn't hear of it, because after all the girl's got her punishment.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • Hath he oped his eyen into the world chained to a hand's-breadth o' soil?

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • And some day he “oped” to go to “Hamerica” and there own a kitchen all for himself.

    Through Scandinavia to Moscow

    William Seymour Edwards
  • Jaufry and Brunissende the fair alone nor ate nor oped their lips.

  • The ham was never too good in Liverpool, but she 'oped that it wasn't "reesty."

    The Master of Silence Irving Bacheller
  • They oped the gates, and outward in a great rush did they break.

    The Lay of the Cid R. Selden Rose
  • I 'oped at fust that it was a runaway-ring, but it kept on, and the longer it kept on, the worse it got.

    Dirty Work W.W. Jacobs
  • In Their village is no living thing save mice Which scamper'd as we oped each cabin door.

British Dictionary definitions for oped


verb, adjective
an archaic or poetic word for open


  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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Word Origin and History for oped



short for open (adj.), early 13c. "not closed; not hidden;" originally as awake is from awaken, etc. As a verb from mid-15c. Middle English had ope-head "bare-headed" (c.1300).



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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