zip-code

verb \ ˈzip-ˌkōd \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of zip-code

transitive verb
: to furnish with a zip code

First Known Use of zip-code

1964


zip code

noun, often capitalized Z&I&P

Definition of zip code

1 : a number that identifies a particular postal delivery area in the U.S.
2 : the geographic area identified by a zip code

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Origin and Etymology of zip code

zone improvement plan


ZIP-CODE Defined for English Language Learners

zip code

noun

Definition of zip code for English Language Learners

  • : a group of numbers that is used in the U.S. as part of an address to identify a mail delivery area (such as a town or a part of a city)


ZIP-CODE Defined for Kids

zip code

noun

Definition of zip code for Students

: a number that identifies each postal delivery area in the United States

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