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pulp fiction

fiction dealing with lurid or sensational subjects, often printed on rough, low-quality paper manufactured from wood pulp.
1950-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • All he could find were trendy magazines and junky pulp fiction.
  • The metronomic clatter of flat-bed presses spewing out printed forms is the heartbeat of magazine publishing and pulp fiction.
  • He believes his books simply fill the gap between high-brow literature and pulp fiction.
  • And this pulp fiction enjoys fanatical cult followings.
  • The pulp fiction at the time dealt with chivalrous explorers going on adventures and conquering monsters in battles.
Contemporary definitions for pulp fiction

sensationalized, poor-quality writing

Word Origin

from its being printed on rough pulpy paper

Usage Note

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