perfin

[ purf-in ]
/ ˈpɜrfˌɪn /

noun

a postage stamp having perforated initials punched into the paper: used by businesses to prevent unauthorized use of stamps.

Nearby words

  1. perfector press,
  2. perfervid,
  3. perfidious,
  4. perfidiously,
  5. perfidy,
  6. perfing,
  7. perfoliate,
  8. perfoliate bellwort,
  9. perforate,
  10. perforated

Origin of perfin

perf(orated) in(itial)

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British Dictionary definitions for perfin

perfin

/ (ˈpɜːfɪn) /

noun

philately the former name for spif

Word Origin for perfin

from perf (orated with) in (itials)

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