fan letter


: a letter sent to a public figure by an admirer

Example Sentences

She sent a fan letter to her favorite star.
Recent Examples on the Web Former Pink Floyd bass guitarist Roger Waters has also posted an open letter in response to a Ukrainian fan letter on Facebook. Vulture, 11 Mar. 2022 After receiving a sweet fan letter from Summer, Nick decides to respond with a phone call, sparking the start of a friendship that’s lasted to this day. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 31 July 2022 Hell, even Martin Scorsese wrote director Anurag Kashyap a fan letter, and that guy knows his movies. K. Thor Jensen, PCMAG, 8 June 2022 Scholar Gregory Dorr uncovered a 1935 fan letter from Plecker to a Nazi official, praising him for tracking down and sterilizing children fathered by Black French troops stationed in Germany after World War I. Erin Thompson, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Oct. 2021 To further share the bounty, Jones hatched a plan: Anyone who cares to may come into shop and write a fan letter to Parton for free, in exchange for a piece of the memorabilia. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer,, 30 Jan. 2021 The missive was indeed audacious: not just a fan letter, of the kind that a world-renowned photographer like Soth might receive, but one that also sought to strike up an epistolary exchange. Chris Wiley, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2020 With his mother’s help, Zeki wrote what can only be called a fan letter to Adkesson. Graydon Megan,, 20 Oct. 2020 Franzese, who played Damian, said he was inspired to come out publicly as gay after receiving a fan letter around the time of the movie's 10th anniversary. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fan letter was in 1932

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Cite this Entry

“Fan letter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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