[ 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.

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


/ (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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