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 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, NOLA.com, 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, chicagotribune.com, 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 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, 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, 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, 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, 9 Jan. 2020

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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 16 Oct. 2021.

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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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