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 The Rural Route Collection is an extensive body of photographs by local Harrison County, Kentucky postman, and photographer Mark Bradford. Pat Mcdonogh, The Courier-Journal, 12 May 2022 His father held a series of jobs, including as a postman. New York Times, 4 Feb. 2022 Among them is a Robert Pidgeon who worked in the General Post Office, and might well have been the father of our postman in the 1970s. Anne Enright, The New York Review of Books, 5 Jan. 2022 To that end, the young man gets a job as the postman to Pablo Neruda when the legendary writer, poet and diplomat moves there after being exiled from Chile. Jamie Lang, Variety, 9 Nov. 2021 An arriving officer located the postman, who immediately said something about emptying a bottle of water. John Benson, cleveland, 6 Oct. 2021 Once a postman and now a flying wing-back, Thomas Meunier was sold for 200,000 euros to Club Brugge in 2011. Samindra Kunti, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 The postman demanded a handsome tip from my father, considering the delivery of this letter such an auspicious occasion. Cressida Leysho, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 This is the dramatic moment a postman came face-to-face with a shark while snorkeling off the coast of Cornwall, England. People Staff,, 16 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of postman

1529, in the meaning defined above

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

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