[ pohst-kohd ]
/ ˈpoʊstˌkoʊd /

noun British.

an official code used by the post office, similar to the U.S. zip code, that adds numbers and letters to addresses to expedite mail delivery.


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Origin of postcode

First recorded in 1965–70; post3 + code
Also called postal code. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for postcode

/ (ˈpəʊstˌkəʊd) /


British and Australian a code of letters and digits used as part of a postal address to aid the sorting of mailAlso called: postal code US equivalent: zip code
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