Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun newspapers, humorous The Guardian, a British daily national newspaper.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Probably coined by the UK satirical magazine Private Eye. Refers to the fact that in earlier years the newspaper was well-known for typographical errors.

Examples

  • I always had you figured for a moderate guy, but if you believe al-Grauniad is the best-written paper in the world, I can only say I misjudged you.

    In Media Guardian « BuzzMachine

  • In my part of Britain the Guardian is called the 'Grauniad' - less of a tounge-twister?

    Doris Lessing and blogging: time waster or enternal tale?

  • (Kings Place, new home to the Grauniad, is delightful by the way: I've visited a couple of times with a charming colleague.

    Publishing

  • (Kings Place, new home to the Grauniad, is delightful by the way: I've visited a couple of times with a charming colleague.

    December 2008

  • (Kings Place, new home to the Grauniad, is delightful by the way: I've visited a couple of times with a charming colleague.

    DS books, e-books, new neighbours

  • (Kings Place, new home to the Grauniad, is delightful by the way: I've visited a couple of times with a charming colleague.

    DS books, e-books, new neighbours

  • Now he wonders if this article in the Grauniad is the beginning of the process for ridding the country of credit cards.

    British Blogs

  • Now he wonders if this article in the Grauniad is the beginning of the process for ridding the country of credit cards.

    British Blogs

  • Here in the UK the Guardian is known as the Grauniad because of its propensity for mis-spellings on a grand scale.

    Watts Up With That?

  • Here in the UK the Guardian is known as the Grauniad because of its propensity for mis-spellings on a grand scale.

    Watts Up With That?

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.