Synonyms for tabloid

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Tabloid sterilisers I have found to be effective in an emergency.

Among other things, I gave him a tabloid of quinine and iron twice a day.

James listened attentively to this tabloid tragedy, but made no comment.

He pulled a glass tube from one of his pockets and gave her a tabloid.

Instead he threw himself on the bed and read a tabloid newspaper.

She had an uncanny way of expanding Heppie's tabloid speeches.

That's the tabloid novel—one swallow of water, and it's gone.

For use throw one tabloid into a cup of hot water, wait a minute and a satisfying infusion is the result.

For hours—eating what meager stock of tabloid food with which their vehicle was provisioned—they flew onward.

Her report was really an interesting 'travelogue' of a trip around the world, given in tabloid form.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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