mail·​er ˈmā-lər How to pronounce mailer (audio)
: one that mails
: a container for mailing something
: something (such as an advertisement) sent by mail

Examples of mailer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three delegates who sought to oust Gilbert, and who spoke on the condition of anonymity earlier in the weekend to share private caucus deliberations, said the governor’s PAC did not consult candidates about the ad buy or the flurry of mailers on the same theme that the PAC sent to some districts. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2023 Earlier this year, Amazon sent out a glossy mailer to residents of Arlington, Va., the home of Amazon’s second headquarters, filled with pictures of community organizations that received Amazon donations. TIME, 24 Oct. 2023 One of the mailers funded by Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 89 lists Reichert endorsements from Supervisors Joel Anderson and Jim Desmond and state Sen. Brian Jones, all Republicans. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023 Those come with assistance collecting petition signatures in the fall to make it on the 2024 primary ballot as well as countywide mailers as campaign season heats up. A.d. Quig, Chicago Tribune, 16 June 2023 Activity-of-the-month mailer Gillett’s elementary schooler is now up to the Tinker Crate level of these STEAM-inspired (as in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) subscription boxes, building flashing circuits and lava lamps. Grace Smith,, 9 Nov. 2023 The former Fox News commentator, who grew up in La Jolla, is pictured in mailers attacking candidate Amy Reichert that also promote Monica Montgomery Steppe. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Nov. 2023 Instead, the organization, which operates a super PAC, selects moderate candidates who align with its politics and puts money toward mailers and digital ads. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 Church is president of Alaska Policy Partners, a group that sent attack mailers against moderate Republican and Democratic candidates ahead of the 2022 election. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 23 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mailer was circa 1890

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“Mailer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Mai·​ler ˈmā-lər How to pronounce Mailer (audio)
Norman 1923–2007 American author

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