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  1. a printed heading on stationery, especially one giving the name and address of a business concern, an institution, etc.
  2. a sheet of paper with such a heading.
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Origin of letterhead

First recorded in 1885–90; letter1 + head
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Related Words for letterhead

sheet, poster, note, pad, stationery, card, letterhead, rag, parchment, vellum, papyrus, tissue, newsprint

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British Dictionary definitions for letterhead


  1. a sheet of paper printed with one's address, name, etc, for writing a letter on
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Word Origin and History for letterhead


1868, short for letterheading (1867); from letter (n.1) + head (n.). So called because it was printed at the "head" of the piece of paper.

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