day letter

|

noun

a telegram having a limited number of words and sent slower and cheaper than a regular telegram.

Origin of day letter

First recorded in 1920–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for day letter

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

    Excuse Me!|Rupert Hughes