C20: from earlier Tabloid, a trademark for a medicine in tablet form
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Word forms: tabloids
A tabloid is a newspaper that has small pages, short articles, and lots of photographs. Tabloids are often considered to be less serious than other newspapers. Comparebroadsheet. OPPOSITE: broadsheet ⇒ 'The British tabloids called me "leggy" and "stunning",' she recalls.
You can imagine what a field-day our tabloid press would have, given half the chance.Forbes, Bryan A SONG AT TWILIGHTI'm going to teach you equally, you report to me, and the tabloid world will be the judge.Anita Anderson SUMMER OF SECRETSIt would greatly improve the entire world if SAS training were mandatory for the tabloid press.Anita Anderson SUMMER OF SECRETSJane gave him a look of uttercontempt and swept into the house, taking the tabloid newspaper with her.Susan Elizabeth Phillips NOBODY'S BABY BUT MINE