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day letter

noun
  1. a telegram having a limited number of words and sent slower and cheaper than a regular telegram.
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Origin of day letter

First recorded in 1920–25
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Historical Examples of day letter

  • He hugged her hard and reminded her that she could send a day-letter by wire.

    Excuse Me!

    Rupert Hughes