Definitions

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  • noun colloquial a tabloid newspaper in the United Kingdom.

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Examples

  • Murdoch is allegedly leaving for London this week and News Corp. executives have said they will not sell the Sun, known as a "red-top" for its rouge tabloid banner.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The general loathing of red-top writers has grown steadily over the years and came to a natural, pus-filled head, with the News Of The World phone-hacking scandal and subsequent closure.

    Joe Mott: Tabloid Tossers - be Nice to us Hacks

  • The Mail on Sunday became the U.K.'s biggest selling Sunday paper and The Sunday Mirror the best-selling "red-top" tabloid and second-best seller overall in the wake of the News of the World closure, although the market in general continues to decline.

    U.K. Tabloid Market Resets

  • Now it was felt that the royals owed it to us, not only to be photographed for celeb magazines and red-top papers, but to share—not the nation's hopes and fears—but its lowest-common-denominator-determined tastes in entertainment, in music and even food and drink.

    Portraying an Enigma

  • The Sunday Mirror is now the best selling 'red-top.'

    U.K. Tabloid Market Resets

  • The general loathing of red-top writers has grown steadily over the years and came to a natural, pus-filled head, with the News Of The World phone-hacking scandal and subsequent closure.

    Joe Mott: Tabloid Tossers - be Nice to us Hacks

  • Surely Hislop knows that Marr is in a different category from the horde of philandering newspaper reporters, subeditors and, yes, editors, who are of no interest to the red-top privacy invaders.

    Editors tangle with the zip code

  • The wheeze won red-top plaudits, with the headline "the cap fits".

    Social security: The new poor law | Editorial

  • Given the almost total lack of red-top media and mainstream political support for European unity – with the honourable exception of Labour's Denis MacShane – it is remarkable that opinion poll support for EU membership remains around 40%.

    The danger of our island mentality

  • The wheeze won red-top plaudits, with the headline "the cap fits".

    Social security: The new poor law | Editorial

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