day letter


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

Example Sentences

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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Cite this Entry

“Day letter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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