tabloid etymology

English word tabloid comes from Old French -ete (-ette, diminutive suffix.), Old French table (Table (furniture).)

Detailed word origin of tabloid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ete Old French (fro) -ette, diminutive suffix.
table Old French (fro) Table (furniture).
tablete Old French (fro) A board to be written on. Small table. Tablet (flat piece of stone used for inscriptions).
tablet English (eng) (transitive) To form (a drug, etc.) into tablets. (Scotland) A confection made from sugar, condensed milk and butter.. (computing) A graphics tablet.. (computing) A tablet computer, a type of portable computer.. (religion) A short scripture written by the founders of the Bahá'í faith.. A pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a substance.. A slab of clay used for inscription.
tabloid English (eng) (medicine, dated) A compressed portion of drugs, chemicals, etc.; a tablet.. (publishing) A newspaper having pages half the dimensions of the standard format, especially one that favours stories of a sensational nature over more serious news. In the format of a tabloid.. Relating to a tabloid or tabloids.

Words with the same origin as tabloid

Descendants of -ete
brunette brutality capability cigarette complexity confidentiality creativity disability electricity homosexuality intensity maturity mentality nationality nudity pocket sensitivity sexuality tablet