Definition of postman in English:

postman

noun

British
  • A person who is employed to deliver or collect letters and parcels.

    • ‘Irrespective of the changed communications world, a big community of postmen still delivers mails all over the city, door to door, sometimes on foot.’
    • ‘Why does the postman deliver my junk mail to my neighbours house but always delivers the bills correctly?’
    • ‘Normally, customs will calculate the charges due at the point of entry in Ireland, and then it is left up to the postman or courier to collect the money.’
    • ‘The problem arose after the postman delivering the postal votes demanded payment for them.’
    • ‘The pouches are regularly used to store bags of mail until a postman collects them for delivery to nearby homes.’
    • ‘But some of the parcels will be too contaminated for the postmen and women to deliver.’
    • ‘Well, our smiling postman recently delivered a letter to me that had my maiden name on it.’
    • ‘That little red box at the end of the wall is the post box where the village postman collects (twice each day) all our outgoing mail.’
    • ‘The question remains as to why the Royal Mail needs to use agency staff rather than employing full-time postmen.’
    • ‘She also loved to receive letters and looked forward to the arrival of the postman or postwoman on a daily basis.’
    • ‘In the space of a few weeks in March, a number of incidents occurred including youths attacking a postman as he collected mail from the post box in the centre.’
    • ‘The volume of mail that used to be delivered by three postmen is now on average being carried out by two.’
    • ‘The postman will shortly be delivering a stack of tax credit forms to the population of Britain.’
    • ‘My dad's a postman and he delivers letters from all over the world.’
    • ‘He was employed as a delivery postman by the Post Office the respondents.’
    • ‘Mail for residents at the complex is normally left in the reception by a delivery driver for a postman to collect and deliver.’
    • ‘The initiative is being introduced across the country and will result in 37,000 postmen who deliver their rounds on bike wearing the safety equipment.’
    • ‘What happens if someone writes the wrong address on an envelope, or the postman delivers the letter to the wrong door?’
    • ‘No one is allowed into her home and the only person she ever sees is the postman delivering her letters.’
    • ‘We never had this problem whenever the postman delivered our letters.’
    postal worker
    mailman, letter carrier, mail carrier, postwoman
    postie
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Pronunciation:

postman

/ˈpəʊs(t)mən/