postman

noun

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

Examples of postman in a Sentence

the postman comes at around nine every morning
Recent Examples on the Web All these months the sister had waited jealously for the postman and intercepted the letters, which had arrived diligently every week. Rachel Cusk, Harper's Magazine, 10 Sep. 2023 The city’s water and power supplies were inadequate and unsafe, and in the late 1980s, the community was served by only one postman and two elevators. Matt Benoit, Discover Magazine, 4 Oct. 2023 But in a new short film by Teyana Taylor to celebrate the success of her collaboration with Jordan Brand on a sneaker design, the former Alabama standout also is a postman and handsome-prince character. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 9 June 2023 Retired postman Recep Mirzan found Garip, a female swan, 37 years ago in Turkey's western Edirne province. Ergin Yildiz and Robert Badendieck, Star Tribune, 8 Feb. 2021 Injured by rocks were C.E. Rafferson, a postman who was driving on Ocean View Boulevard at 4:15 p.m.; Roesmary Komm of 2809 E. Seventh St., National City, and Patrolman Robert J. Thornburn who was hit on the head at 30th Street and Imperial Avenue at 8:50 p.m. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Aug. 2020 Each day Julia watched for the postman to deliver the mail, his hand on the outboard motor steering him toward the dock. Jennifer Gilmore, Harper’s Magazine , 13 Mar. 2023 The country postman drove along an empty road through a corridor of trees fringed by wildflowers. John Carlisle, Freep.com, 4 Sep. 2022 The inventor’s improved design engaged the circuit when the postman opened the box. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Aug. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1529, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postman was in 1529

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“Postman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postman. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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postman

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