WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ag′ony col′umn, 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.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
agony column n
- a magazine or newspaper feature in which advice is offered to readers who have sent in letters about their personal problems
- a part of a newspaper containing advertisements for lost relatives, personal messages, etc
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