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noun
an office or station of a government postal system at which mail is received and sorted, from which it is dispatched and distributed, and at which stamps are sold or other services rendered.
(often initial capital letter) the department of a government charged with the transportation of mail.
a game in which one player is designated “postmaster” or “postmistress” and calls another player of a different sex into an adjoining room, ostensibly to receive a letter but actually to receive a kiss.
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Origin of post office

First recorded in 1625–35

OTHER WORDS FROM post office

post-office, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for post office (1 of 2)

post office

noun
a building or room where postage stamps are sold and other postal business is conducted

British Dictionary definitions for post office (2 of 2)

Post Office

noun
a government department or authority in many countries responsible for postal services and often telecommunications
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