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postboy

[ pohst-boi ]

noun

  1. (formerly) a boy or man who rode post or carried mail.
  2. a postilion.


postboy

/ ˈpəʊstˌbɔɪ /

noun

  1. a man or boy who brings the post round to offices
  2. another name for postilion


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Word History and Origins

Origin of postboy1

First recorded in 1580–90; post 3 + boy

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Example Sentences

"I see'd the ladies cross the brook, and enter these old ruins," interposed the postboy, who had now joined the party.

With that Mr. Sharp jumped into the barouche, and bade the postboy drive on as fast as he could.

No wonder that the postboy fell an easy victim to the highwaymen, who bound him and threw him into an out-of-the-way field.

Among other outrages, a mailbag was stolen from the York postboy, on the evening of February 22 in that year.

As the postboy returns, he receives from his "friend," his share of your mulet, and enjoys his laugh literally at your expense.

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