Definitions

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  • n. a short editorial, or a paragraph in an editorial

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short leader in a newspaper.
  • n. A short leader in a newspaper.

Etymologies

leader +‎ -ette (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He was warm in his congratulations, and the next day the Morning Post printed a whole column, and even in addition, mark you, wrote an appreciative leaderette upon the arrival of a new figure upon the political scene.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • Then there were dinners at Dutranquoy's Hotel, with discussions afterwards about whether the Raffles Club oughtn't to be revived, and how the building of the new Chinese Pauper Hospital was progressing, and the price of sugar, and the latest leaderette in the "Free Press", and for the wilder spirits, a game of pyramids on the hotel billiard table - I played twice, and felt soiled at my beastly indulgence.

    Flashman's Lady

  • I wonder, "says he, as we got out at the Fort and went along the verandah," if a leaderette in the old Thunderer might stir 'em up, what?

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • The _United Ireland_ of December 6, 1884, in a characteristic leaderette, headed 'A very suspicious affair, 'observes: --

    The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent

  • Hilda arrived, to the editor of the _Indian Empire_, who wanted to find out the date of Her Excellency's fancy-dress party for children, in order that he might make a leaderette of it; but Lord Bobby couldn't remember -- had to promise to drop him a line.

    Hilda A Story of Calcutta

  • The leaderette said so exactly what Mr Bickersdyke thought himself that for a moment he was soothed.

    Psmith in the City

  • It had been accompanied by a depreciating leaderette from the sub-editor which was meant to calm the susceptibilities of his orthodox readers, as who should say:

    The Land of Mist

  • I'll have a leaderette on him to-morrow that will raise a blister.

    The Lost World

  • "'By Jove!' said the Sub, 'couldn't have happened at a better time either' -- and then he sat down and dashed off a leaderette, in which he dwelt upon the pain and regret the paper felt at having to announce the disaster, and drew attention to the exceptionally harrowing account provided by the energy and talent of 'our special reporter. '"

    Novel Notes

  • To such a courteous reproof as this, the _Planters 'Friend_ would invariably make the same reply in the form of a leaderette of ten or twenty lines, enclosed in a square of black to denote mourning:

    Tom Gerrard

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