tabloid (n.) 1884, "small tablet of medicine," trademark name (by Burroughs, Wellcome and Co.) for compressed or concentrated chemicals and drugs, formed from TABLET (Cf. tablet) + Greek-derived suffix -OID (Cf. -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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  • tabloïd — ou tabloïde [ tablɔid ] n. m. • 1893; angl. tabloïd (nom déposé, 1884) ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Pharm. Rare ⇒ comprimé. 2 ♦ (1955) Quotidien de demi format. Par ext. Périodique de petit format. En appos. Format tabloïd. Publication tabloïd. ● tabloïd ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tabloid — TABLOÍD, Ă, tabloizi, de, adj. (Despre publicaţii) Cu formatul de dimensiuni reduse faţă de cel obişnuit. – Din engl. tabloid, fr. tabloïde. Trimis de LauraGellner, 23.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  tabloíd s.n., adj. m., pl.tabloízi; …   Dicționar Român

  • Tabloid — Tab loid (t[a^]b loid), a. 1. Compressed or condensed, as into a tabloid; administrated in or as in tabloids, or small condensed bits; as, a tabloid form of imparting information. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. of or pertaining to a tabloid newspaper… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tabloid — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc tabloididzie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} pismo o mniejszym formacie z wielkimi ilustracjami, krzykliwymi tytułami, epatujące czytelnika sensacyjnymi wiadomościami : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Gdy zaś mają do wyboru… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • tabloid — [tab′loid΄] n. [ TABL(ET) + OID: orig. a trademark for a medicine tablet] 1. a size of newspaper page, about 14 inches high by 12 inches wide, half the size of a standard page: cf. BROADSHEET (sense 2) 2. a newspaper using such a page size, esp.… …   English World dictionary

  • Tabloid — Tab loid, n. [A table mark.] 1. A compressed portion of one or more drugs or chemicals, or of food, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. a newspaper with pages about half the size of a standard sized newspaper, especially one that has relatively short… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tablòīd — m 〈G tabloída〉 novine koje izvješćuju slikom i jednostavnim tekstom, ob. o tračevima, senzacionalističkim događajima i crnoj kronici ✧ {{001f}}engl. ← lat …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • tabloid — / tæblɔid/, it. /ta blɔid/ s. ingl. [in origine, marchio di fabbrica, comp. di tabl(et ) tavoletta e oid oide ], usato in ital. al masch. 1. (farm.) [preparazione farmaceutica in forma di piccola tavola: t. masticabili contro l acidità ]… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • tabloid TV — tabloid T V noun uncount television programs intended to be exciting or shocking …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tabloid — → tabloide …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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