day letter

noun

: a telegram sent during the day that has a lower priority than a regular telegram

Examples of day letter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amsler, 57, and Moneypenny, 56, wanted to tell me the story of their friendship, and the first chapter of it was documented in a pile of school day letters from the late 1970s. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 29 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of day letter was in 1910

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“Day letter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/day%20letter. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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