postmaster general

noun

plural postmasters general
: an official in charge of a national post office department or agency

Examples of postmaster general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deputy postmaster general of North America and, eventually, postmaster general of the United States. Adam Smyth, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 May 2024 Then, in May 2020, Louis DeJoy was appointed postmaster general by Donald Trump in an attempt to slow down mail-in ballots. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 30 Apr. 2024 DeJoy was a major Republican Party donor and Trump fundraiser—and was also the first postmaster general in two decades without prior USPS experience. Sydney Lake, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2024 But the names were rejected by the postmaster general for being too long. Kaely Monahan, The Arizona Republic, 25 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for postmaster general 

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Word History

First Known Use

1626, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postmaster general was in 1626

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“Postmaster general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postmaster%20general. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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postmaster general

noun
plural postmasters general
: an official in charge of a national post office department or postal service
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