scandal sheet

scandal sheet (plural scandal sheets)

  1. (informal) A tabloid newspaper containing gossip and sensational news stories pertaining especially to well-known people.
    • 1965, "[,9171,841731,00.html Cinema: Career Girl's Question]" (film review of Sex and the Single Girl), Time, 1 Jan.:
      Tony Curtis, a smutmonger for Stop magazine, described by its editors as "the most disgusting scandal sheet the human mind can recall," wants to write an exposé of her.

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