mail·​man | \ ˈmāl-ˌman How to pronounce mailman (audio) \

Definition of mailman

: a man who delivers mail

called also postman

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Examples of mailman in a Sentence

the mailman usually leaves packages outside the mailbox
Recent Examples on the Web The mailman and the next door neighbor know exactly how to snap him out of it. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 5 May 2022 The suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire — the bullet whizzing past the mailman, police said. NBC News, 23 Apr. 2022 The former Marine and retired mailman immediately went to a neighbor's home and called for help, but the only items to survive the blaze were a collection of his photo albums. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 20 Apr. 2022 Bass, a former nurse raised by a mailman and a salon owner in West L.A., is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a former Congressional Black Caucus chair, and a Medicare for All supporter. Jack Ross, The New Republic, 14 Apr. 2022 Eddie Lin made a nurse, doctor and mailman to honor the frontline workers who continue to work during the pandemic. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 7 May 2020 My flourishing social life consisted of waving to my mailman while eating corn on the cob in my bathrobe at 10 a.m. Rachel Rowland,, 14 Feb. 2022 There were also a dozen Greek athletes who had never run a marathon, and a former mailman from Cuba named Félix Carbajal de Soto. Outside Online, 29 July 2021 The mailman is forced to climb the stairs because the kids have taken over the elevator. New York Times, 18 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mailman

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Mailman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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mail·​man | \ ˈmāl-ˌman How to pronounce mailman (audio) \
plural mailmen\ -​ˌmen \

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