post·​age-stamp | \ ˈpō-stij-ˌstamp How to pronounce postage-stamp (audio) \

Definition of postage-stamp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: suggesting a postage stamp in size : very small postage-stamp yards

postage stamp


Definition of postage stamp (Entry 2 of 2)

: a government adhesive stamp or imprinted stamp for use on mail as evidence of prepayment of postage

Examples of postage-stamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun With the help of a few recent gallery shows, Rembert should soon be recognized as a visionary worthy of a U.S. postage stamp. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 17 Dec. 2021 Katharine Graham, the legendary Washington Post publisher and the first woman to lead a Fortune 500 company, is getting her own postage stamp. Fortune, 4 Nov. 2021 The statue was unveiled by Juan Lopez-Bonilla — a Louisville resident and Puerto Rican native who designed a U.S. postage stamp in 1984 to honor Clemente — and two of his granddaughters. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, 19 Aug. 2021 This isn't the first time Lennon has been commemorated on a postage stamp. David Chiu, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 His name adorns buildings, parks, books and a U.S. postage stamp. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 7 Oct. 2021 Think of hashtags as a postage stamp that allows your post to be found by a certain person, but don't go overboard. Dave Panozzo, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 How many small towns in southeast Arkansas can boast of a native son appearing on a U.S. postage stamp? Arkansas Online, 7 Sep. 2021 Franklin was a guest at the Oval Office in March 2002 when then-President George Bush announced that the photograph would be made into a postage stamp. Katie Sobko, USA TODAY, 11 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of postage-stamp


1938, in the meaning defined above


1829, in the meaning defined above

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