mail·​bag ˈmāl-ˌbag How to pronounce mailbag (audio)
: a letter carrier's shoulder bag
: a pouch used in the shipment of mail

Examples of mailbag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Judging by my mailbag, the act of asking for money you are owed for services rendered is one of the most uncomfortable situations people face. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2023 Brad Biggs addresses concerns in his weekly mailbag. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 9 June 2023 The Pac-12 Hotline mailbag typically publishes each Friday. Jon Wilner | , oregonlive, 14 Aug. 2023 To be a part of our mailbag episode, send us a voice memo or voicemail with your questions about Arizona's governor and Legislature, our national politicians, or the upcoming 2024 election. Amanda Luberto, The Arizona Republic, 12 July 2023 Brad Biggs answers your Chicago Bears questions weekly, except when the mailbag is on vacation. Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune, 21 June 2023 Cornerback Jaylon Johnson’s absence Tuesday raised a few eyebrows, and Brad Biggs’ weekly Bears mailbag begins with a question about that situation. Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune, 25 May 2023 So, the mailbag will be back on a regular basis for the season. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Aug. 2022 Another edition of Oregon State mailbag, where readers offer questions/comments and The Oregonian/OregonLive OSU beat reporter Nick Daschel attempts an answer. oregonlive, 6 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mailbag was in 1812

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“Mailbag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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