A newspaper or journal can be called a gazette. In fact, many English-language newspapers from coast-to-coast include the name gazette in their title, from The Daily Hampshire Gazette in Massachusetts to the Mariposa Gazette in California.

The noun gazette comes from the Italian word gazzetta. In the 1600s, there was a Venetian news sheet that became known as a gazeta because it cost a gazeta, a small-valued Venetian coin. Other experts suggest that the word comes from gazza, a kind of bird — specifically a chattering magpie — that would spread news. A related word is gazetteer, which is a dictionary of geographical names.

Definitions of gazette

n a newspaper or official journal

Type of:
newspaper, paper
a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements

v publish in a gazette

Type of:
print, publish
put into print

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