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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
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism
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Examples from the web for pulp fiction
  • 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
noun

sensationalized, poor-quality writing

Word Origin

from its being printed on rough pulpy paper

Usage Note

informal

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