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redtop

[ red-top ]
/ ˈrɛdˌtɒp /
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noun
any of several grasses of the genus Agrostis having reddish panicles, as A. gigantea, widely cultivated for lawns and pasturage.
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Origin of redtop

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; red1 + top1
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British Dictionary definitions for redtop

red-top

noun
a tabloid newspaper characterized by sensationalism

Word Origin for red-top

C20: from the colour of the masthead on these publications
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