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zip code

noun, often capitalized Z&I&P

: 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)

Full Definition of ZIP CODE

1
:  a number that identifies a particular postal delivery area in the United States
2
:  the geographic area identified by a zip code

Origin of ZIP CODE

zone improvement plan
First Known Use: 1963

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