Definition of postbag in English:



  • 1A large sack or bag for carrying mail.

    1. 1.1 The letters received by a particular person, especially a public figure.
      ‘MPs say their postbags have been dominated by public opposition to the proposal’
      • ‘We threw up some of these questions in a long ramble last month, and received one of the most thoughtful postbags ever.’
      • ‘Now we come to the abusive section of the postbag.’
      • ‘Until archaeology has a strong presence in all politicians' postbags, they will continue to feel able to treat it as irrelevant to 21st century Britain.’
      • ‘The two biggest postbags I have ever had were on tennis and Tolkein.’
      • ‘The postbags of personal finance sections are often stuffed with letters from folk moaning on about what a mouldy old swizz they think Premium Bonds are.’
      • ‘A mum whose son discovered a postbag containing letters and parcels left on the street claims she called a Royal Mail helpline and was told to deliver them herself.’
      • ‘My postbag is continually full of ideas for internet businesses.’
      • ‘The size of her postbag convinced her she should do a book - one that definitely would not include any pictures of men with facial hair.’
      • ‘Judging by the response to our stories so far, you should expect a heavy postbag.’
      • ‘All politicians and staff who manage their postbags at the new Holyrood building and in constituency offices across Scotland will receive a video and advice warning of the terrorist threat.’
      • ‘It may be an easy way of getting a full postbag, but it's lazy.’
      • ‘I have received a large postbag and several petitions on this issue - and rightly so.’
      • ‘These messages that fill our screens, message boards and postbags are a testament to John and how he touched people's lives across many generations.’
      • ‘The competition produced one of the biggest postbags at the Bolton Evening News with almost 1,000 entries.’
      • ‘Chris' earlier email should have made the postbag last week, but didn't because I goofed.’
      • ‘Birds, bees, butterflies, bugs, bats, native plants and night-scented flowers have all figured in my postbag in recent weeks.’
      • ‘My postbag reveals that there is an unofficial debate going on in every city, town and village, with people asking ‘what has gone wrong with Britain?’’
      • ‘So many of you voted for your favourite restaurants, shops, products and books that we were literally overwhelmed and had to call in outside help to cope with the postbags.’
      • ‘My postbag has been almost totally supportive, with about half of them from women.’
      • ‘These flames aren't representative of our postbag - but they are representative of a part of our readership.’