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[poh-stij]
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noun
  1. the charge for the conveyance of a letter or other matter sent by mail, usually prepaid by means of a stamp or stamps.

Origin of postage

First recorded in 1580–90; post3 + -age
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postage

noun
    1. the charge for delivering a piece of mail
    2. (as modifier)postage charges
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Word Origin and History for postage

n.

1580s, "sending of mail by post;" 1650s as "cost of sending something by mail," from post (n.3) + -age. Postage stamp is attested from 1840; they were recorded as being collected in albums by 1862.

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