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postage stamp

noun
1.
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
1830-1840
1830-40

postage-stamp

[poh-stij-stamp] /ˈpoʊ stɪdʒˌstæmp/
adjective, Informal.
1.
of very small area or size:
a postage-stamp bikini.
Origin
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for postage stamp

postage stamp

noun
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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