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Agony Column

Definition of the noun agony column

What does agony column mean as a name of something?


  1. a newspaper column devoted to personal problems


Agony Column is a musical group.

  • albums: "Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles", "Way Back in the Woods", "God, Guns & Guts"

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Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

agony column a column written by an agony aunt in a newspaper or magazine.

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

¦ The Independent, 11 July 2004 agony column ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1889)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

The agony column does not always contain unpleasant or dismal tidings. It is used extensively by lovers and as a means of communication between thieves, Ac. Should be delighted to take sweet counsel of an Oracle so lovely, free, and 23 ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

agony column originally (in the mid 19th century) the column of a newspaper containing special advertisements, particularly those for missing relatives or friends, and thus containing evidence of great distress. Later (the current meaning), ...

Google previewSterling Dictionary of Idioms (1998)

by Vijaya Kumar

AGONY agony column the column in a magazine or newspaper where letters regarding the reader's problems are printed along with expert advice The agony column of the 'Sunday Times' was temporarily shelved as the editor was down with ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

agony column n [Journalism] originally the term referred to the personal columns of the daily press, especially those of the London Times,which wereoftenusedfor illicitassignations, (coded) communications, requests for messages from missing ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

agony column Br. col. /esp. Am. advice column/ part of newspaper, magazine, etc. devoted to readers' personal problems: Streetwise's agony column, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Catch Phrases (2003)

by Eric Partridge

('theagony column') ofThe Times, where,of course, havegun,willtravel is takenfromthe personal advertisement column ('the agony column') ofThe Times, where,of course, it was entirely serious; something comic about it ensured its promotion.

Google previewChambers School Dictionary

great pain agony aunt someone who gives advice in an agony column agony column a regular column in a newspaper or magazine ...

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