[nooz-let-er, nyooz-]


a written report, issued periodically, typically by a business, institution, or other organization, that presents information and news to people with a specific interest in the organization or subject: our co-op’s monthly newsletter; an employee newsletter.
a written report and analysis of the news, often providing forecasts, typically directed at a special audience, as businesspeople, and distributed to subscribers: a stock-market newsletter.

Nearby words

  1. newsgathering,
  2. newsgirl,
  3. newsgroup,
  4. newshawk,
  5. newsie,
  6. newsmagazine,
  7. newsmaker,
  8. newsman,
  9. newsmonger,
  10. newspaper

Origin of newsletter

First recorded in 1665–75; news + letter1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for newsletter



Also called: news-sheet a printed periodical bulletin circulated to members of a group
history a written or printed account of the news
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Word Origin and History for newsletter



also news-letter , 1670s, from news (n.) + letter (n.). It fell from use until it was revived 20c.

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