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mail carrier

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noun
  1. a person, usually employed by the post office, who delivers mail.
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Origin of mail carrier

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
Also called letter carrier, postal carrier.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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mailmanpostman

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Historical Examples

  • Cartwright began by asking that the mail-carrier be recalled.

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • How, Mr. Tilden, how far is it to the cross-roads where the mail-carrier says he was robbed?

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • It was dark now, but she had, as it happened, not long to wait for the mail-carrier.

    The Greater Power

    Harold Bindloss

  • The mail-carrier would have asked questions, but she cut him short.

    The Greater Power

    Harold Bindloss

  • Then the mail-carrier was very welcome, whether he came by canoe or dog-train.

    By Canoe and Dog-Train

    Egerton Ryerson Young