One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person employed at a post office to work at the window where members of the public hand over packages, make inquiries, etc.; (later also more generally) a salesperson in a shop or other retail business who sells from a window, as opposed to the counter.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Lloyd's Evening Post.
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