snail mail

noun

Definition of snail mail

1 informal : mail delivered by a postal system especially when contrasted with email : mail sense 1a I avoid using e-mail to complain. I use the phone or old-fashioned snail mail.— Arlene Silverman
2 informal : a nation's postal system : mail sense 2 The others have taken the traditional route: sending checks by snail mail.— Stephen Gandel

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Examples of snail mail in a Sentence

She still uses snail mail for paying bills. I can be contacted by e-mail and snail mail.
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First Known Use of snail mail

1982, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of snail mail was in 1982

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11 Oct 2021

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“Snail mail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snail%20mail. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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snail mail

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snail mail

: ordinary mail that is delivered by a postal system : mail that is not e-mail

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