postman

noun
post·man | \ ˈpōs(t)-mən , -ˌman \

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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. Washington Post, "Operation to rescue Thai boys in flooded cave starts," 8 July 2018 Money was scarce, but her parents—her father was a postman and accountant, her mother a tailor and saleswoman—worked hard to provide for Puri and her three younger siblings. Matías Costa, Smithsonian, "The Battle Over the Memory of the Spanish Civil War," 28 June 2018 Not just the postman and the barber, but also the aspiring belly dancer, the night clipper, the cat looser, and all the rest. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "What Petty Nextdoor Posts Reveal About America," 20 June 2018 Subsidising some deliveries was more defensible when postmen carried armfuls of essential letters. The Economist, "Why America’s post office should be privatised," 19 Apr. 2018 The postman, the fireman, the policeman and clerk at the convenience store, the ladies at the dry cleaner. Kyle Ringo, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial built with thousands of small contributions," 27 May 2018

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First Known Use of postman

1529, in the meaning defined above

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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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