The definition of a tabloid is a half size page of a newspaper, or a newspaper or magazine with short, exciting and often gossipy stories.
An example of a tabloid is the National Enquirer.
- a size of newspaper page, about 14 inches high by 12 inches wide, half the size of a standard page
- a newspaper using such a page size, esp. one with many pictures and short, often sensational, news stories
Origin of tabloidtabl(et) + -oid: a trademark for a medicine tablet; from the idea that the newspaper presents news in concentrated form, as the tablet contains concentrated medicine
- condensed; short
- of or characterized by the sensationalism regarded as typical of tabloids: tabloid talk shows
A newspaper of small format giving the news in condensed form, usually with illustrated, often sensational material.
- In summary form; condensed.
- Lurid or sensational.
Origin of tabloidFrom tabloid journalism, from Tabloid, trademark for a drug or chemical in condensed form.
- In the format of a tabloid.
- Relating to a tabloid or tabloids.
- tabloid journalism