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.


Nearby words

  1. postcentral area,
  2. postcentral gyrus,
  3. postcentral sulcus,
  4. postcibal,
  5. postclassical,
  6. postcode discrimination,
  7. postcode lottery,
  8. postcode prescribing,
  9. postcoital,
  10. postcoitus

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. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for postcode



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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