postage stamp

noun
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.


Origin:
1830–40

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postage-stamp

[poh-stij-stamp]
adjective Informal.
of very small area or size: a postage-stamp bikini.

Origin:
1960–65

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postage stamp
 
n
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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