Meaning of “Dear John letter” in the English Dictionary

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"Dear John letter" in British English

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Dear John letternoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdɪə ˈdʒɒn ˌlet.ər/ us /ˌdɪr ˈdʒɑːn ˌlet̬.ɚ/ also Dear John

a letter written to end a romantic relationship

(Definition of “Dear John letter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)