- a newspaper page devoted to signed articles by commentators, essayists, humorists, etc., of varying viewpoints: the Op-Ed of today's New York Times.
Origin of Op-Ed
1965–70, Americanism; op(posite) ed(itorial page)
Also called Op-Ed page.
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Examples from the Web for op-ed
Gays have won, Mr. Barron said in his op-ed for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Christians are now “outlaws” and “martyrs.”Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around
December 14, 2014
Judie Brown, president of American Life League, penned an op-ed blasting the “obvious erection.”When the Religious Right Attacked ‘The Little Mermaid’
November 20, 2014
Bowman had just written an op-ed for TheWashington Post detailing alleged sexual assaults by Cosby in the mid-1980s.It’s Not Just Cosby: Hollywood’s Long List of Male Scumbags
November 19, 2014
He did not tell his family until shortly before the op-ed came out.America’s First Post-Gay Governor
October 24, 2014
Jonathan Merritt, a popular religion writer, recently raised this question in an op-ed for The Week.Is the Christian Music Industry Softening on Gays?
Matthew Paul Turner
October 19, 2014
- a page of a newspaper where varying opinions are expressed by columnists, commentators, etc
- (as modifier)an op-ed column in the New York Times
C20: from op (posite) ed (itorial page)
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Word Origin and History for op-ed
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