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pulp fiction

noun
1.
fiction dealing with lurid or sensational subjects, often printed on rough, low-quality paper manufactured from wood pulp.
Origin of pulp fiction
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism
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noun

sensationalized, poor-quality writing

Word Origin

from its being printed on rough pulpy paper

Usage Note

informal

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