let·​ter·​man ˈle-tər-mən How to pronounce letterman (audio)
: an athlete who has earned a letter in a school sport

Examples of letterman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rapper and Rumi rocked black leather jackets, while Blue Ivy was seen wearing a classic letterman jacket. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 Swift wore a red letterman jacket slung over her shoulder with the number 60 on the back, a nod to the year the Chiefs were founded (though eagle-eyed fans quickly noticed her 87 necklace in honor of Kelce). Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 11 Feb. 2024 Bold flower prints, jaunty sailor hats, and a louche suiting mix with chunky boots and letterman jackets. Dave Schilling, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2024 The outfit features a letterman jacket stitched together with Kyle's jerseys from all his years in football. Breanne L. Heldman, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 Swift’s younger brother was also in attendance at the game; he was spotted arriving at the stadium in a Kansas City Chiefs letterman jacket. Breanne L. Heldman, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 On December 31, the 24-year-old pop star attended Kelce's game against the Cincinnati Bengals wearing a slightly different version of the Chiefs letterman jacket her boyfriend wore on Christmas Day. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 1 Jan. 2024 Other North Shore High School alums in attendance for the red carpet included Daniel Franzese, who played Damian two decades ago, and Rajiv Surendra, wearing a Mathletes letterman jacket as a nod to his character Kevin G., who is portrayed by Mahi Alam in the new version. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 11 Jan. 2024 The 34-year-old pop star sent a clear message to viewers by wearing a letterman jacket that matches the one Kelce wore to his Christmas Day game on December 25. Glamour, 1 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of letterman was in 1905

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“Letterman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letterman. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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