chain letter

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of chain letter

: a letter sent to several persons with a request that each send copies of the letter to an equal number of persons

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First Known Use of chain letter

1905

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Definition of chain letter for English Language Learners

  • : a letter that is sent to a certain number of people and that asks each of those people to send a copy of the letter to the same number of people


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