fan mail

fan mail
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan meyl]
    • /fæn meɪl/
    • /fæn meɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan meyl]
    • /fæn meɪl/

Definitions of fan mail words

  • noun fan mail fan letters collectively. 1
  • uncountable noun fan mail Fan mail is mail that is sent to a famous person by their fans. 0
  • noun fan mail mail sent to a famous person, such as a pop musician or film star, by admirers 0
  • noun fan mail letters, esp. of praise or adulation from strangers, received by a prominent or well-known person 0
  • noun fan mail Mail sent to a public figure by their fans. 0

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Origin of fan mail

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
First recorded in 1920-25

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Fan mail


fan mail popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fan mail usage trend in Literature

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