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chain letter

noun
1.
a letter sent to a number of people, each of whom is asked to make and mail copies to other people who are to do likewise, often used as a means of spreading a message or raising money.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • Despite the claims, a chain letter will never make you rich.
  • She had no political experience, yet she introduced an innovative chain letter approach for raising political funds.
  • If you receive a chain letter, do not help propagate it.
  • These fliers are nothing more than a nuisance chain letter that is playing on the hopes of our senior citizens.
British Dictionary definitions for chain letter

chain letter

noun
1.
a letter, often with a request for and promise of money, that is sent to many people who add to or recopy it and send it on to others: illegal in many countries
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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