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[ op-ed ]

  1. Also called Op-Ed page, op-ed page . a newspaper page devoted to signed articles by commentators, essayists, humorists, etc., of varying viewpoints: the Op-Ed of today's New York Times.

  2. an article written for this page: The governor was very upset when an Op-Ed criticized the corruption in her circle of advisors and appointees.

Origin of Op-Ed

An Americanism first recorded in 1920–25; abbreviation of op(posite) ed(itorial page), from its placement in the print newspaper

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How to use Op-Ed in a sentence

  • Morning with her fiery radiance oped the portals of the day, Shone once more on Kuru warriors, Pandav chiefs in dread array!

    Maha-bharata | Anonymous
  • Ushas with her crimson fingers oped the portals of the day, Nations armed for mortal combat in the field of battle lay!

    Maha-bharata | Anonymous
  • Once more the night-blooming cereus oped its dank petals; and amid its murky fragrance I sank to rest.

British Dictionary definitions for op-ed


/ (ˈɒpˌɛd) /

    • 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

Origin of op-ed

C20: from op (posite) ed (itorial page)

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