Definition of post boy in English:

post boy


  • 1A boy who carries and delivers post; a boy or man who rides express, changing horses at intervals, to deliver letters, dispatches, etc. (now historical). Hence occasionally: a bringer of news; frequently as the title of a newspaper or periodical.

  • 2The postilion of a stagecoach, post-chaise, or hired carriage. Compare "postilion". Now historical.


Late 16th century. From post + boy.


post boy

/ˈpəʊs(t) bɔɪ/