news-peg

news peg

noun
1.
a news story that forms the basis of or justification for a feature story, editorial, political cartoon, or the like.
2.
the reference in a feature story, editorial, or the like, to the newsworthy event that underlies or justifies it.
Also called peg.


Origin:
1955–60

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