A newsstand is a stand (also called a stall) that holds newspapers, magazines, comic books, and other periodicals. Sometimes there are newsstands in train stations, so you don’t have to just stand there and wait, you can read the news!

The word newsstand is basically news and stand smushed together. Sometimes you still see it hyphenated, as in news-stand, but they’ve been together long enough to ditch the hyphen. It is exactly what it sounds like — a stand that sells news. A newsstand is usually a booth on a busy corner, in building lobby, or anywhere people might like to buy something to read. It’s a good word for hangman because there are two s’s in the middle.

Definitions of newsstand

n a stall where newspapers and other periodicals are sold

Type of:
sales booth, stall, stand
a booth where articles are displayed for sale

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