poste restante


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

Word History


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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“Poste restante.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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