Origin of snail mail
British Dictionary definitions for snail mail
Word Origin for snail mail
Culture definitions for snail mail
A term used to denote mail sent via the traditional postal service, usually to contrast that process to e-mail.
Idioms and Phrases with snail mail
Ordinary postal service, as opposed to electronic communications. For example, He hasn't taken to his computer so he's still using snail mail. This slangy idiom, alluding to the alleged slowness of the snail, caught on at least partly for its rhyme. [1980s]