noun, plural mail·men.

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

Origin of mailman

First recorded in 1860–65; mail1 + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for mailman

postman, courier

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British Dictionary definitions for mailman


noun plural -men mainly US and Canadian

another name for postman
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Word Origin and History for mailman

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

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