bread-and-butter letter

A thank-you letter from guest to host. For example, Mother always had to remind the children to send Grandma a bread-and-butter note. [c. 1900]


Nearby words

  1. bread line,
  2. bread mold,
  3. bread mould,
  4. bread sauce,
  5. bread-and-butter,
  6. bread-and-butter model,
  7. bread-and-butter pickle,
  8. bread-basket,
  9. breadbasket,
  10. breadboard

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