rejection slip

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  1. a notification of rejection, attached by a publisher to a manuscript before returning the work to its author.

Origin of rejection slip

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby rejection slip Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use rejection slip in a sentence

  • Everything I wrote bounced back with a printed rejection slip.

    If You Don't Write Fiction | Charles Phelps Cushing
  • One of these pluggers declares he blesses the rejection slip because it "eliminates so many quitters."

    If You Don't Write Fiction | Charles Phelps Cushing
  • On an invaluable rejection-slip prepared by a national magazine, examples are given of "What we want and don't want."

    Making Your Camera Pay | Frederick C. Davis
  • The rejection slip was so tactfully worded that he felt kindly toward the editor.

    Martin Eden | Jack London
  • The trouble, he complains, is that with every printed rejection slip there comes a word of sincere encouragement from the editor.

    Post-Impressions | Simeon Strunsky