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posthaste

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noun post·haste \ˈpōst-ˈhāst\

Definition of posthaste

archaic

  1. :  great haste



Origin of posthaste

3post


First Known Use: 1545


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posthaste

adverb post·haste

Simple Definition of posthaste

  • : very quickly : with great speed

Full Definition of posthaste

  1. :  with all possible speed

Examples of posthaste

  1. <ran posthaste for the doctor>



1569

First Known Use of posthaste

1569


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posthaste

adjective post·haste

Definition of posthaste

obsolete

  1. :  speedy, immediate <requires your…posthaste appearance — Shakespeare>



1604

First Known Use of posthaste

1604


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