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A stack of newspapers

Etymology

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From news +‎ paper.

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Noun

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newspaper (countable and uncountable, plural newspapers)

  1. (countable) A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles.
    Synonyms: daily, paper, (derogatory) rag
    • 1922, P. B. M. Allan, The Book-Hunter at Home[1], 2nd edition, London: Philip Allan & Co., page 64:
      There is, however, one habit of reading which has become almost a social evil; and that is the habit of reading newspapers which many indulge in, morning, noon, and night.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 18, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, →OCLC:
      ‘Then the father has a great fight with his terrible conscience,’ said Munday with granite seriousness. ‘Should he make a row with the police []?  Or should he say nothing about it and condone brutality for fear of appearing in the newspapers?
  2. (uncountable, countable) A quantity of or one of the types of paper on which newspapers are printed.
    Synonym: newsprint

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Verb

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newspaper (third-person singular simple present newspapers, present participle newspapering, simple past and past participle newspapered)

  1. (transitive) To cover with newspaper.
    She newspapered one end of the room before painting the bookcase.
  2. (intransitive, transitive) To engage in the business of journalism
    His newspapered his way through the South on the sports beat, avoiding dry towns.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To harass somebody through newspaper articles.
    He got newspapered out of public life.

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