postage stamp

a small gummed label issued by postal authorities that can be affixed to an envelope, postcard, or package as evidence that postal charges have been paid.
Also called stamp.

1830–40 Unabridged


adjective Informal.
of very small area or size: a postage-stamp bikini.

1960–65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
postage stamp
1.  a printed paper label with a gummed back for attaching to mail as an official indication that the required postage has been paid
2.  a mark directly printed or embossed on an envelope, postcard, etc, serving the same function

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Example sentences
The technique uses a postage stamp-size piece of paper dotted with colored pigments.
With everybody buying music online, it's literally been reduced to the size of a postage stamp.
He is now represented on a new postage stamp, the subject of a look-alike contest and featured in an exhibit in the museum.
He became a mascot for the postal service and has recently been featured on his own postage stamp.
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