post·​man | \ ˈpōs(t)-mən How to pronounce postman (audio) , -ˌman \

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the postman comes at around nine every morning
Recent Examples on the Web Katja introduced her to an English guy who was dressed, for some reason, in a Weimar-era postman’s uniform. Hari Kunzru, The New Yorker, "A Transparent Woman," 29 June 2020 And that’s no way to treat a postman. Kyle Whitmire is the state political columnist for the Alabama Media Group. Kyle Whitmire, al, "Whitmire: A love letter for the Post Office," 19 Apr. 2020 Mules were so profitable that everyone in Plano, even the barber and the postman, took to trading them. Dallas News, "Plano’s rise to becoming ‘The City of Excellence’," 23 Mar. 2020 Many Houstonians are familiar with the Orange Show, a unique outdoor tribute to Houston postman Jeff McKissack's favorite fruit. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Houston-area landmarks you can see from the comfort of your car," 31 Mar. 2020 Dik LaPine has been a postman in Duluth, Minn., for 21 years and prides himself on rarely missing shifts. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "How a Mailman Still Carries On During Coronavirus," 16 Mar. 2020 Originally from El Campo, Callies is a former rodeo rider, country-music singer, and postman. Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend County calendar of events," 27 Jan. 2020 Jesper eventually befriends a reclusive carpenter named Klaus (J.K. Simmons), whose handmade toys become a part of the postman’s plan to get back home to his life of luxury. Tracy Brown,, "Netflix hopes ‘Klaus’ will be a template for family movies in the future," 22 Nov. 2019 His father was a postman, and his mother worked in linen mills. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Ciaran Carson, Versatile Belfast Poet, Is Dead at 70," 11 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of postman

1529, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jul 2020

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“Postman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of postman

: a man who collects and delivers mail


post·​man | \ ˈpōst-mən How to pronounce postman (audio) \
plural postmen\ -​mən \

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