- a postal employee who carries and delivers mail; mail carrier.
- Archaic. a courier.
Origin of postman1
- a barrister in the Court of Exchequer who had precedence in motions.
Origin of postman2
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Examples from the Web for postman
Cheval was born in 1836 in Charmes, France, and he chose to serve his small community as a postman.The Postman Who Built a Palace in France…by Hand
November 20, 2014
And they were all viewing the uncut version, too—the one not in theaters—because of postman Guy.Kevin Smith's Marijuanaissance: On 'Tusk,' 'Falling Out' with Ben Affleck, and 20 Years of 'Clerks'
September 9, 2014
The Postman cost $80 million to make; it earned $18 million at the box office.Are We in the Midst of a Kevin Costner Comeback?
January 28, 2014
I went out, put the article in the mailbox, and raised the flag for the postman.Lawrence Wright: How I Write
May 22, 2013
Cain wrote one good book, Postman, and a shelf full of schlock.Can Pulp Win the Booker?
September 7, 2011
You used to look happier when the postman brought you something from him.The Bacillus of Beauty
And through that week the watching for the postman went on—went on.The Incomplete Amorist
This was addressed to the postman, who came in with the afternoon delivery of letters.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
"Here, take it," the postman said in a tone of ruthless finality.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
I've asked the postman nearly every day if there was no letter for me.Great Uncle Hoot-Toot
- a person who carries and delivers mail as a profession
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Word Origin and History for postman
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