Origin of post office
Examples from the Web for post office
Contemporary Examples of post office
Instead, the chamber found time to rename 60 post-office branches and attempted to repeal the health-care law for the 33rd time.Congress Is Taking Another Vacation? Seriously?
August 5, 2012
Historical Examples of post office
He walked down to the post-office, and brought back a letter from the West.The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
He made a negro an assistant in a post-office where—think of it!American Notes
"No, we 'ain't been so fur's the post-office," answered Mirandy, absently.Meadow Grass
Have the post-office people had news of the loss sent to them?
"The post-office must be to blame for this," observed Mr. Channing.
1650s, "public department in charge of letter-carrying," from post (n.3) + office. Meaning "building where postal business is carried on" is from 1650s. In slang or euphemistic sense of "a sexual game" it refers to an actual parlor game first attested early 1850s in which pretend "letters" were paid for by kisses.