[ pohs-tl ]
/ ˈpoʊs tl /


of or relating to the post office or mail service: postal delivery; postal employees.


Informal. postal card.


    go postal, Slang. to lose control or go crazy, especially in a violent way.

Origin of postal

1835–45; post3 + -al1; def. 3 in reference to incidents of violence among postal workers in the early 1990s

Related forms

post·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for go postal


/ (ˈpəʊstəl) /


of or relating to a Post Office or to the mail-delivery service

Derived Forms

postally, adverb
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