fan letter

noun

Definition of 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 With his mother’s help, Zeki wrote what can only be called a fan letter to Adkesson. Graydon Megan, chicagotribune.com, "A boy and the black rhino isn’t a children’s book: Elmhurst toddler bonds with Brookfield Zoo veterinarian caring for endangered animal," 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, "'Mean Girls' Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey and more reunite to reminisce, urge fans to vote," 4 Oct. 2020 Popularized by a teenage Judy Garland in 1938, it was written by James Monaco and Roger Edens as a fan letter song to movie idol Clark Gable. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Vista actor pens ‘Dear Dr. Fauci’ tribute song," 18 Aug. 2020 In 1952, a Sheboygan 7-year-old named Ronnie Rabinovitz sent a fan letter, via his father, to Jackie Robinson. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "12 new baseball books worth adding to your lineup while we wait for baseball to come back," 20 Mar. 2020 At the peak of his popularity, Byrnes received more than 15,000 fan letters a week, exceeding the record that Warner Bros., the studio behind 77 Sunset Strip, had ever received for any star (yes, more than even Errol Flynn and James Cagney). Duane Byrge, Billboard, "Edd Byrnes, Vince Fontaine in 'Grease,' Dies at 87," 9 Jan. 2020 At the peak of his popularity, Byrnes received more than 15,000 fan letters a week, exceeding the record that Warner Bros., the studio behind 77 Sunset Strip, had ever received for any star (yes, more than even Errol Flynn and James Cagney). Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Edd Byrnes, Kookie on '77 Sunset Strip,' Dies at 87," 9 Jan. 2020 Their bond began with a fan letter Dehner sent in 1976 upon spotting a drawing in a leather bar. R. Daniel Foster, Los Angeles Times, "An L.A. home where homoerotic artist Tom of Finland lived is a shrine to his legacy," 2 Oct. 2019 He and the regular dancers normally received 15,000 fan letters a week, and up to 900,000 a week during the national dance contests. Scott Harrison, latimes.com, "From the Archives: The 20th anniversary of ‘American Bandstand’," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of fan letter

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Fan letter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fan%20letter. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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fan letter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fan letter

: a letter sent to a famous person by a fan

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