- (formerly) any of various postal systems delivering mail for a penny a letter.
Origin of penny post
First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for penny post
But the printer will stand to it, and not own the author; he must say he had it from the penny-post.
But this has not been the case, I am sorry to say, of late; for the penny-post has become the sole channel of my inspirations.
There are, of course, two aspects in which to contemplate the measure of penny-post reform.Her Majesty's Mails
I have not seen your mother yet; my penny-post letter, I suppose, miscarried: I will write another.
I just now received your first letter of yesterday, by the careless negligence of the penny-post.The Letters of Robert Burns