transitive verb

Definition of backstamp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to stamp on the back specifically : to stamp (a piece of mail) with the date of receipt and the name of the receiving post office along the transportation route


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Definition of backstamp (Entry 2 of 2)

: a stamp (such as a date stamp or postmark) on the back of a piece of mail

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First Known Use of backstamp

Transitive verb

1904, in the meaning defined above


1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for backstamp

Transitive verb

back entry 1 + stamp

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The first known use of backstamp was in 1904

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“Backstamp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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