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postage

[poh-stij] /ˈpoʊ stɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the charge for the conveyance of a letter or other matter sent by mail, usually prepaid by means of a stamp or stamps.
Origin of postage
1580-1590
1580-90; post3 + -age
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postage

/ˈpəʊstɪdʒ/
noun
1.
  1. the charge for delivering a piece of mail
  2. (as modifier): postage charges
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Word Origin and History for postage
n.

1580s, "sending of mail by post;" 1650s as "cost of sending something by mail," from post (n.3) + -age. Postage stamp is attested from 1840; they were recorded as being collected in albums by 1862.

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