Meaning of “postman” in the English Dictionary

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"postman" in British English

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postmannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpəʊst.mən/ us /ˈpoʊst.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us mainly UK UK informal postie, US usually mailman, letter carrier

B1 someone whose job is to deliver and collect letters, etc. that are sent by post


  • The postman hasn't been here yet.
  • Our dog bit the postman yesterday.
  • The postman left this package with me because you were out.
  • I think I can see the postman coming up the drive.
  • I've just seen the postman emptying the letterbox.

(Definition of “postman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)