Origin of tabloid
Examples from the Web for 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|Marlow Stern|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
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|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For decades food in tabloid form has interested the men in the chemical laboratories.The Iron Ration|George Abel Schreiner
Next he began to search in his pocket, and finding that tabloid of poison which I had given him, lifted it toward his mouth.Queen Sheba's Ring|H. Rider Haggard
For use throw one tabloid into a cup of hot water, wait a minute and a satisfying infusion is the result.Touring Afoot|Claude Powell Fordyce
He pulled a glass tube from one of his pockets and gave her a tabloid.The White Blackbird|Hudson Douglas
James listened attentively to this tabloid tragedy, but made no comment.The Man Upstairs|P. G. Wodehouse
Word Origin 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.