agony column

agony column
noun Date: 1863 1. chiefly British a newspaper column of personal advertisements relating especially to missing relatives or friends 2. chiefly British a newspaper column that includes letters from readers seeking personal advice and the columnist's replies

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • agony column — agony columns N COUNT In a British newspaper or magazine, the agony column contains letters from readers about their personal problems, and advice on what to do about them. [BRIT] Syn: advice column (in AM, use advice column) …   English dictionary

  • agony column — agony .column n BrE a part of a newspaper or magazine in which someone gives advice to readers about their personal problems = ↑advice column …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • agony column — agony ,column noun count BRITISH an ADVICE COLUMN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • agony column — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a column in a newspaper or magazine offering advice on readers personal problems …   English terms dictionary

  • agony column — noun a newspaper column devoted to personal problems • Hypernyms: ↑column, ↑editorial, ↑newspaper column * * * noun, pl ⋯ umns [count] Brit : ↑advice column * * * ˈagony column [agony column] …   Useful english dictionary

  • agony column — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms agony column : singular agony column plural agony columns British a part of a newspaper or magazine where someone gives advice to people by answering letters about their problems. The American word is advice… …   English dictionary

  • agony column — a section or column in a newspaper containing advertisements by individuals seeking missing relatives or lost pets or possessions, announcing the end of a marriage, etc. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • agony column — (British) advice column, regular advice feature (in a newspaper, magazine etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agony column — noun Brit. informal a column in a newspaper or magazine offering advice on readers personal problems …   English new terms dictionary

  • agony column — noun (C) BrE a part of a newspaper or magazine in which someone gives advice to readers about their personal problems; advice column AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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