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post office

[ pohst-aw-fis, of-is ]
/ ˈpoʊst ˌɔ fɪs, ˌɒf ɪs /
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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. Abbreviations: PO, P.O.
Often Post Office . 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 1645–55

OTHER WORDS FROM post office

post-of·fice, 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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