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

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Examples of postman in a Sentence

the postman comes at around nine every morning
Recent Examples on the Web In the course of two hours, Olsen’s son made three appearances, including one to ask for snacks and another to point out the arrival of the postman—the kind of background activity that Proctorio would flag. Nora Caplan-bricker, The New Yorker, 27 May 2021 The pacing reminded me of old-fashioned letter writing, but verbal, and with the convenience of technology—no waiting for the postman. Jaime Stathis, Wired, 14 Nov. 2020 The 58-year-old postman had no prior illness and battled COVID-19 for seven days in a public hospital in Manaus, Brazil's largest city in the Amazon. Star Tribune, 10 Oct. 2020 None has come to mean more to me than the postman wearing a white pith helmet. Elaine Ayala,, 19 Sep. 2020 My postman is sometimes a postwoman, taking over the route for for a few days. Beth Thames |, al, 26 Aug. 2020 This second arc follows a postman in Texas called Silvano Luna Del Rio — a man out for revenge with a familiar inspiration. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Aug. 2020 Lydia often pauses in the vestibule between the first and second door to inspect the packages that the postman has dropped. Leslie Kendall Dye, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Then a few weeks go by and the postman brings the rods to my door. Star Tribune, 30 July 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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