One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The delivery of letters, etc., for a charge of a penny each; specifically the system of delivery devised by Rowland Hill (1795–1879) and introduced into Britain and its colonies in 1840.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in State of Nation. From penny + postage, after penny post.
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