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tabloid

tabloid

Date: Apr 13 2005

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“Literally the whole town is a tabloid.”
-Jessica Alba, of the television series Sin City,
talking about life in Los Angeles.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

type of media that reports gossip about celebrities

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

They sell _tabloid_s at the grocery store, right at the checkout. Like many people, I catch up on my Hollywood gossip while waiting in line to buy my groceries.
It is this way that I found out about Britney Spears’ pregnancy. The _tabloid_s heard rumors about her being pregnant and started talking about it weeks ago.
Of course, they love it when they are right. Now they can say that they report news better than the other news sources.
Whatever! They just don’t talk about all the times they have been wrong or exaggerated the truth.

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“My best friend’s mom is really into _tabloid_s. She can always give me a good piece of gossip about the stars.”

””My best friend’s mom is really into _tabloid_s. She can always give me a good piece of gossip about the stars.”
“What the heck? Why are you guys spreading rumors about me? Are you my friends or a tabloid newspaper?”
“After he was fired from the New York Times for plagiarizing, he got a job at a tabloid.”

“What the heck? Why are you guys spreading rumors about me? Are you my friends or a tabloid newspaper?”

“After he was fired from the New York Times for plagiarizing, he got a job at a tabloid.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

a newspaper of small pages which has many pictuers and short simple report
by rania (giza, egypt)
it’s come from the word _tabloid_es, and means the yellow press.
by Uriel (Hermosillo, Mexico)
Tabloid is a newspaper, and in this case, talking about gossips and crime issues.
by Alejandro (México City, Mexico)
SENSATIONAL;NEWSWORTHY
by Urvi (GURGAON, INDIA)
I think that “tabloid” is very similar to “rumorous”. In the example given, we coul say: “Literally, the town was a completelly rumour”. It means that everybody in the town is worried about other people’s affars
by marta (Asturias, Spain)
tabloid is a kind of unofficial newspaper with illustrations and vulgar news.
by bayie (hangzhou, china)
it´s a type of popular newspaper with small pages which has many pictures and short simples reports.
by Alan yves (são paulo, Brazil)
a kind of magazine with many pictures in it
by amir (mashhad, iran)
the whole town was a_tabloid_ means everybody knew about every thing
by iman (mashhad, iran)
I think, tabloid means lives fulls of scandals spoken everywhere, not typical of quiet towns.
by Cristina (Lima, Peru)
tabliod means vulgar and crowdy and teemed with rumors.
by Angel (Changzhou, China)
It means a display of rough images or facts.
by paola (pasto, colombia)

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