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perfin

[ purf-in ]
/ ˈpɜrfˌɪn /
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noun
a postage stamp having perforated initials punched into the paper: used by businesses to prevent unauthorized use of stamps.
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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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