fan mail


Definition of fan mail

Examples of fan mail in a Sentence

The band gets a lot of fan mail.
Recent Examples on the Web The congressman’s Capitol Hill office often received fan mail intended for the other Jerry Lewis. Washington Post, 17 July 2021 And since its early days, Atomic Books has collected fan mail for one of its long-standing customers. Baltimore Sun Staff,, 7 July 2021 Why, after all, would Rilke have kept fan mail from a wide-eyed nineteen-year-old? Kamran Javadizadeh, The New Yorker, 26 May 2021 Newhart — untraditionally for his age — still answers fan mail, writes new material, and hasn't lost his brilliantly warm and sharp essence at 91. Scott King, Forbes, 12 May 2021 Johnny was 17 and receiving piles of fan mail when the series ended. New York Times, 5 May 2021 And that’s how Aaron unexpectedly toppled yet another record, the Guinness world record for the most fan mail received in one year by a private citizen: 900,000 letters. New York Times, 23 Mar. 2021 Though that number subsided over time, Cricket maintained an intensely loyal following, as evidenced by the overflowing bags of fan mail and submissions to its art and writing contests. New York Times, 19 Mar. 2021 From Encino to the Hollywood Hills, neighbors report traffic jams on their winding streets, noise at all hours of the day, acts of public indecency, and piles of trash—from last night’s kegger or just fan mail being ignored. Max Berlinger, Town & Country, 22 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of fan mail

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fan mail was in 1924

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24 Jul 2021

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“Fan mail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fan mail

: letters that are sent to a famous person by fans : fan letters


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