post office

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

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

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First Known Use of post office

1652

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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POST OFFICE Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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Definition of post office for Students

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

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