One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In early use: †a person travelling express, on foot or horseback, with messages, letters, etc.; a courier, messenger (obsolete). Later: a person who carries the post or mail on foot along a particular route.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in James Dalrymple (fl. c1596). From post + runner, originally after to run (also ride) the post.
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