Definition of postman in English:



  • A mail carrier.

    • ‘According to one postman, who didn't want to be named, there were piles of parcels, presents and flowers stacked up in the offices.’
    • ‘His friend and fellow postman came close to losing his life but is now back at work.’
    • ‘But now one south Essex postman has found himself confronted by a new problem.’
    • ‘The 53-year-old postman was pushed off his bike and left lying in the gutter, shaken and bruised.’
    • ‘Waited for postman this morning before setting off to work.’
    • ‘Tom has carried out his duties as postman in the area for the past 25 years with great efficiency and no shortage of wit.’
    • ‘I can understand why some postmen get overwhelmed and bury the sacks in their yard.’
    • ‘A Black Country postman is taking legal action over claims he pulled a muscle carrying too many letters.’
    • ‘He initially worked in the sawmills at Old Farmyard, before taking up the position of local postman.’
    • ‘The Kilkelly native and former postman is a familiar face in the area and the large turnout emphasised his popularity.’
    • ‘Arnold, a part-time farmer and postman has even grown a beard to make his role more realistic.’
    • ‘At the moment Campbell, a 30-year-old postman from Glasgow, isn't sure that he can, or will.’
    • ‘At one time he was the ship's postman, at another the barber.’
    • ‘The simple looking khaki-clad postman has not lost his role even in this age of information technology.’
    • ‘He was then promoted to postman and used to make his daily rounds on a bicycle.’
    • ‘It is understood the threats were directed at two managers and one postman based at a sorting office in the city.’
    • ‘A North Yorkshire postman has narrowly escaped jail for opening birthday packets before delivering them.’
    • ‘We have a most jolly fellow for a postman and here of late I've been confounding and delighting him.’
    • ‘The early morning postman was our very welcome friend and part of the English constitution.’
    • ‘One thing that he definitely won't miss is getting acquainted with every postman's worst nightmare, the angry dog.’
    postal worker
    mailman, letter carrier, mail carrier, postwoman
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