junk mail


Definition of junk mail

: unsolicited mail that consists mainly of promotional materials, catalogs, and requests for donations

Examples of junk mail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Likewise, aim to open your mail every day and immediately recycle envelopes and junk mail. Nicole Anzia, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Apr. 2022 Likewise, aim to open your mail every day and immediately recycle envelopes and junk mail. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2022 Relocate those that arrived via snail mail, then check your email and junk mail—many companies send paperless tax forms these days. Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour, 21 Mar. 2022 Advertising or junk mail now accounts for 62 percent of household mail volume aside from packages, and the second-largest type of mail is bills and other business statements. Chris Edwards, National Review, 3 Mar. 2022 Word to the wise, lottery players: Check your junk mail. Alain Sherter, CBS News, 24 Jan. 2022 In addition to early holiday cards, bills and junk mail, 140,000 South Floridians will begin receiving vote-by-mail ballots on Saturday. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, 2 Dec. 2021 Back in the days when direct mail truly was junk mail — when advertisers sprayed and prayed — offers were critical. Lori Paikin, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 What is accepted are aluminum, tin and metal cans, newspapers, plastic bottles and containers, glass bottles and jars, milk cartons, cereal boxes and junk mail. Carole Carlson, chicagotribune.com, 10 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of junk mail

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of junk mail was in 1921

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21 May 2022

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“Junk mail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junk%20mail. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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