[ poh-stij-stamp ]
/ ˈpoʊ stɪdʒˌstæmp /

adjective Informal.

of very small area or size: a postage-stamp bikini.

Origin of postage-stamp

First recorded in 1960–65

Definition for postage-stamp (2 of 2)

postage stamp


a small gummed label issued by postal authorities that can be affixed to an envelope, postcard, or package as evidence that postal charges have been paid.

Origin of postage stamp

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called stamp. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for postage-stamp

postage stamp


a printed paper label with a gummed back for attaching to mail as an official indication that the required postage has been paid
a mark directly printed or embossed on an envelope, postcard, etc, serving the same function
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