[meyl-room, -roo m]


Also mail room. a room used for handling incoming and outgoing mail, as in a large organization.


of or relating to a mailroom: mailroom employees.

Origin of mailroom

First recorded in 1880–85; mail1 + room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of mailroom

  • People like David Geffen who worked their way up from the mailroom are increasingly rare.

  • I now regret that I did not request a couple of burly fellows from the mailroom to remove the woman from the premises.

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    The Thief of Words: Starling Lawrence

    Jill Bialosky

    October 11, 2013

  • During the winter I worked as a security guard, I sorted mail in a mailroom, and I catalogued music in a library.

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    Did My Education Cost Too Much?

    Jessica Feldman

    September 12, 2012

  • He talks as respectfully with the mailroom clerk as with the editor of the Culture desk.

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    Knowing Bill Cunningham

    Philip Gefter

    March 22, 2010

  • Wells grew up in segregated Washington, D.C., the son of a mailroom clerk and a cab driver who divorced when he was a kid.

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    The Scandal Guru

    Lloyd Grove

    March 11, 2010

Historical Examples of mailroom