post office

noun

Definition of post office

1 :a government department or agency handling the transmission of mail
2 :a local branch of a national post office handling the mail for a particular place or area
3 :a game in which a player acting as postmaster or postmistress may exact a kiss from one of the opposite sex as payment for the pretended delivery of a letter

First Known Use of post office

1652


POST OFFICE Defined for English Language Learners

post office

noun

Definition of post office for English Language Learners

  • : a building where the mail for a local area is sent and received

  • the Post Office : the government department in charge of collecting and delivering mail


POST OFFICE Defined for Kids

post office

noun

Definition of post office for Students

2 :a place where mail is received, handled, and sent out

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