mail·​er | \ ˈmā-lər How to pronounce mailer (audio) \

Definition of mailer

1 : one that mails
2 : a container for mailing something
3 : something (such as an advertisement) sent by mail

Examples of mailer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One mailer targets incumbent O’Farrell for his developer donations, including donations from a developer who ran afoul of campaign finance restrictions, while others have touched on specific council votes. Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2022 Incumbent Grover’s campaign recently sent out a mailer touting Owens’ official endorsement in the race. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Apr. 2022 The mailer features a picture of Beckham posing with Sen. Mike Lee and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem at a recent fundraiser. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Apr. 2022 Buyers can also reach out to Aoskera to receive a prepaid mailer to return the products for full refunds. Chris Smith, BGR, 13 Feb. 2022 Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam were among those who contributed to a super PAC that circulated a mailer of Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb during the campaign widely criticized as racist, Courtney Astolfi reports. cleveland, 1 Feb. 2022 If only a small percentage of recipients sent $10, a single mailer could raise upwards of $10 million. Jake Bernstein, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2020 The root of the issue seems to be a mailer sent by Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales that contained the wrong address for mailing applications. Kelly Mena, CNN, 8 Feb. 2022 The mailer included an image of Bibb that appeared to be digitally darkened and included a litany of anonymous allegations against him. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 28 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mailer

circa 1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mailer was circa 1890

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16 May 2022

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“Mailer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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Mailer biographical name

Mai·​ler | \ ˈmā-lər How to pronounce Mailer (audio) \

Definition of Mailer

Norman 1923–2007 American author

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