mailman

[ meyl-man ]
/ ˈmeɪlˌmæn /

noun, plural mail·men.

a person employed by the post office to deliver mail; mail carrier.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. maillart,
  2. maillart, robert,
  3. maillol,
  4. maillol, aristide,
  5. maillot,
  6. mailroom,
  7. mailsack,
  8. mailshot,
  9. maim,
  10. maiman

Origin of mailman

First recorded in 1860–65; mail1 + man1

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British Dictionary definitions for mailman

mailman

/ (ˈmeɪlˌmæn) /

noun plural -men mainly US and Canadian

another name for postman
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Word Origin and History for mailman

mailman

n.

also mail-man, 1841, from mail (n.1) + man (n.).

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