Definition of postmaster general in English:

postmaster general


  • The head of a country's postal service (abolished in the UK as an office in 1969).

    • ‘Meanwhile, Roosevelt's postmaster general, James Farley, announced that a letter sent to EPIC headquarters announcing support for Sinclair was not authorized.’
    • ‘Legend has it that Benjamin Franklin added the mile markers during his tenure as postmaster general, using a mechanical odometer attached to his wagon.’
    • ‘I mean, the postmaster general is committed that the well-being of our employees is top priority right now.’
    • ‘Would someone please publish the address of the postmaster general so I can personally put it back in the post with his address on.’
    • ‘It's the office that succeeds the old postmaster general, which was a patronage operation.’


postmaster general

/ˌpəʊs(t)mɑːstə ˈdʒɛn(ə)r(ə)l/