news peg


noun

a news story that forms the basis of or justification for a feature story, editorial, political cartoon, or the like.
the reference in a feature story, editorial, or the like, to the newsworthy event that underlies or justifies it.

Nearby words

  1. news analyst,
  2. news case,
  3. news conference,
  4. news flash,
  5. news media,
  6. news release,
  7. news service,
  8. news story,
  9. news vendor,
  10. newsagency

Origin of news peg

First recorded in 1955–60

Also called peg.

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