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postman1

[pohst-muh n] /ˈpoʊst mən/
noun, plural postmen.
1.
a postal employee who carries and delivers mail; mail carrier.
2.
Archaic. a courier.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; post3 + -man
Usage note
See -man.

postman2

[pohst-muh n] /ˈpoʊst mən/
noun, plural postmen. Old English Law.
1.
a barrister in the Court of Exchequer who had precedence in motions.
Compare tubman.
Origin
1760-70; post1 + -man
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British Dictionary definitions for postmen

postman

/ˈpəʊstmən/
noun (pl) -men, -women
1.
a person who carries and delivers mail as a profession
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Word Origin and History for postmen

postman

n.

1520s, from post (n.3) + man (n.).

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