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noun

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.

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Also called stamp.

Origin of postage stamp

First recorded in 1830–40

Definition for postage stamp (2 of 2)

postage-stamp
[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for postage stamp

postage stamp

noun

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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