let·​ter·​man | \ ˈle-tər-mən How to pronounce letterman (audio) \

Definition of letterman

: an athlete who has earned a letter in a school sport

Examples of letterman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one look, the life-long Mets fan is seen wearing a blue and orange hat honoring his favorite team paired with a letterman jacket, light wash jeans and Nike sneakers. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 6 Sep. 2022 Cucu and her older sister, Emilia (Savannah Nicole Ruiz), quickly receive hard assimilation lessons in beauty and behavioural standards from, of course, white jocks wearing letterman jackets. Virgie Tovar, refinery29.com, 6 July 2022 The idea that the third-highest ranking Republican in the House would be thought of not as a senior member of the party but as a groupie whose loyalty could be thrown on and off like a letterman jacket. Monica Hesse, Washington Post, 22 July 2022 And at the next year’s T.C.U.-Alabama game, Mr. Waldrep, attending it in a wheelchair, was made an honorary Alabama letterman and given the game ball in Alabama’s 45-0 win. New York Times, 9 Mar. 2022 The wool jackets—a love child of English rowing blazers and letterman sweaters—had snap buttons, leather sleeves and patches and pins denoting your college and team. Jamie Waters, WSJ, 1 Apr. 2022 On the podium stood a football, a Buckaroo’s letterman’s jacket, a pile of piney Cascade hops — and an empty fireman’s uniform. oregonlive, 12 Feb. 2022 Jax is a three-sport letterman, also playing basketball and volleyball. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Dec. 2021 Waldrep received a standing ovation as he was recognized on the field prior to the game, inducted as an honorary member of the Crimson Tide’s A-Club letterman’s association. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of letterman

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of letterman was in 1905

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19 Sep 2022

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“Letterman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letterman. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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