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zip code

noun, often capitalized Z&I&P

Simple Definition of zip code

  • : a group of numbers that is used in the U.S. as part of an address to identify a mail delivery area (such as a town or a part of a city)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of zip code

  1. 1 :  a number that identifies a particular postal delivery area in the United States

  2. 2 :  the geographic area identified by a zip code

Origin and Etymology of zip code

zone improvement plan


First Known Use: 1963


ZIP CODE Defined for Kids

zip code

noun

Definition of zip code for Students

  1. :  a number that identifies each postal delivery area in the United States





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