poste restante

noun

poste res·​tante ˌpōst-ˌre-ˈstänt How to pronounce poste restante (audio)
chiefly British

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, waiting mail

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poste restante was in 1768

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Cite this Entry

“Poste restante.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poste%20restante. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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