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postman

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[ pohst-muhn ]
/ ˈpoʊst mən /
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noun, plural post·men.
a postal employee who carries and delivers mail; mail carrier.
Archaic. a courier.
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Origin of postman

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First recorded in 1520–30; post3 + -man

usage note for postman

See -man.

Other definitions for postman (2 of 2)

postman2
[ pohst-muhn ]
/ ˈpoʊst mən /

noun, plural post·men.Old English Law.
a barrister in the Court of Exchequer who had precedence in motions.
Compare tubman.

Origin of postman

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First recorded in 1760–70; post1 + -man
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British Dictionary definitions for postman

postman

feminine postwoman

/ (ˈpəʊstmən) /

noun plural -men or -women
a person who carries and delivers mail as a profession
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