postman

noun
post·​man | \ˈpōs(t)-mən, -ˌman\

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Synonyms for postman

Synonyms

letter carrier, mail carrier, mailman, postie [British]

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Examples of postman in a Sentence

the postman comes at around nine every morning

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The notes were sent out with divers who made an 11-hour, back-and-forth journey to act as postmen. Fox News, "Thai officials clear media as cave rescue seems imminent," 7 July 2018 The notes were sent out with divers who made an 11-hour, back-and-forth journey to act as postmen. Fox News, "Thai officials clear media as cave rescue seems imminent," 7 July 2018 The notes were sent out with divers who made an 11-hour, back-and-forth journey to act as postmen. Fox News, "Thai officials clear media as cave rescue seems imminent," 7 July 2018 The notes were sent out with divers who made an 11-hour, back-and-forth journey to act as postmen. Fox News, "Thai officials clear media as cave rescue seems imminent," 7 July 2018 The notes were sent out with divers who made an 11-hour, back-and-forth journey to act as postmen. Fox News, "Thai officials clear media as cave rescue seems imminent," 7 July 2018 The notes were sent out with divers who made an 11-hour, back-and-forth journey to act as postmen. Fox News, "Thai officials clear media as cave rescue seems imminent," 7 July 2018 The notes were sent out with divers who made an 11-hour, back-and-forth journey to act as postmen. Fox News, "Thai officials clear media as cave rescue seems imminent," 7 July 2018 The notes were sent out with divers who made an 11-hour, back-and-forth journey to act as postmen. Washington Post, "Operation to rescue Thai boys in flooded cave starts," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of postman

1529, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postman was in 1529

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postman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of postman

: a man who collects and delivers mail

postman

noun
post·​man | \ˈpōst-mən \
plural postmen\ -​mən \

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