- a newspaper whose pages, usually five columns wide, are about one-half the size of a standard-sized newspaper page.
- a newspaper this size concentrating on sensational and lurid news, usually heavily illustrated.
- a short form or version; condensation; synopsis; summary.
- compressed or condensed in or as if in a tabloid: a tabloid article; a tabloid account of the adventure.
- luridly or vulgarly sensational.
Origin of tabloid
Examples from the Web for tabloid
Contemporary Examples of tabloid
Constand claimed that the accusation was patently false, and demanded $150,000 in damages from the tabloid and attorney.How Bill Cosby Allegedly Silenced His Accusers Through A Tabloid Smear Campaign
November 21, 2014
She agreed to meet with tabloid editors in New York City and take a lie detector test to back up her claims.
In 2005, the tabloid was set to publish an exposé on Cosby, featuring allegations from new self-described Cosby victims.
“My dad freaked out when the tabloid reporter turned up,” Cumming says, in his lilting Scottish brogue.Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father
October 14, 2014
As drama it was accepted that tabloid journalism and high principle were not natural bedfellows.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine
August 25, 2014
Historical Examples of tabloid
Tabloid sterilisers I have found to be effective in an emergency.Training for the Trenches
Among other things, I gave him a tabloid of quinine and iron twice a day.Gorillas & Chimpanzees
R. L. Garner
James listened attentively to this tabloid tragedy, but made no comment.The Man Upstairs
P. G. Wodehouse
He pulled a glass tube from one of his pockets and gave her a tabloid.The White Blackbird
Instead he threw himself on the bed and read a tabloid newspaper.Clue of the Silken Ladder
Mildred A. Wirt
- a newspaper with pages about 30 cm (12 inches) by 40 cm (16 inches), usually characterized by an emphasis on photographs and a concise and often sensational styleCompare broadsheet
- (modifier) designed to appeal to a mass audience or readership; sensationalistthe tabloid press; tabloid television
Word Origin for tabloid
Word Origin and History for tabloid
1884, "small tablet of medicine," trademark name (by Burroughs, Wellcome and Co.) for compressed or concentrated chemicals and drugs, formed from tablet + Greek-derived suffix -oid. By 1898, it was being used figuratively to mean a compressed form or dose of anything, hence tabloid journalism (1901), and newspapers that typified it (1918), so called for having short, condensed news articles and/or for being small in size.