fan letter


: a letter sent to a public figure by an admirer

Examples of fan letter in a Sentence

She sent a fan letter to her favorite star.
Recent Examples on the Web Gibson does tell us that Carter’s greatest accomplishment in a life of prolific writing and scholarship was inspired by her intimate friendship with a brainy young woman, Catherine Talbot, who had written her a fan letter, and then blushed and smiled at her in church. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 15 July 2024 On the table in front of her was a fan letter from an 80-year-old man who described himself as a gay Democrat. Jacob Bernstein, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2024 However, Blanco allegedly continued conducting drug trades from behind bars through her boyfriend, a dealer who’d sent her a fan letter in 1991. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 3 Feb. 2024 These short essays are like ekphrastic poems, or odes, or elegies, or fan letters. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, 28 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for fan letter 

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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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“Fan letter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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