One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An abbreviated or other registered address for use in telegrams.
- ‘More than 35,000 telegraphic addresses were registered in London by 1889.’
- ‘About 40 forms/proformas were translated into Hindi and about 100 telegraphic addresses in Hindi were approved.’
- ‘In the last year of the nineteenth century Benson produced his most comprehensive catalogue: typically, he gave his telegraphic address as ‘Dynamical, London.’’
- ‘The word ‘INTERPOL’ is a contraction of ‘international police’, and was chosen in 1946 as the telegraphic address.’
- ‘Also featured in this volume are banking details such as bank name changes, liquidations, associations, institutions and telegraphic addresses.’
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