What does postman mean?

Definitions for postman
ˈpoʊst mənpost·man

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word postman.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mailman, postman, mail carrier, letter carrier, carriernoun

    a man who delivers the mail


  1. postmannoun

    someone (implied male) who delivers the post (mail) to, and/or collects the post from, residential or commercial addresses, or from public mailboxes

  2. Etymology: post + man


  1. postman

    A mail carrier, mailman, mailwoman, postal carrier, postman, postwoman, or letter carrier (in American English), sometimes colloquially known as a postie (in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom), is an employee of a post office or postal service, who delivers mail and parcel post to residences and businesses. The term "mail carrier" came to be used as a gender-neutral substitute for "mailman" soon after women began performing the job. In the Royal Mail, the official name changed from "letter carrier" to "postman" in 1883, and "postwoman" has also been used for many years.


  1. postman

    A postman, also known as a mail carrier, is a public servant responsible for sorting, delivering, and collecting letters, parcels, and other mail items to and from homes, businesses, and post office boxes within a specific geographical area or route.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Postmannoun

    a post or courier; a letter carrier

  2. Postmannoun

    one of the two most experienced barristers in the Court of Exchequer, who have precedence in motions; -- so called from the place where he sits. The other of the two is called the tubman


  1. Postman

    Postman is a Marvel Comics character. He has the ability to permanently erase people's memories, usually specified by naming whatever he wants that person to forget.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Postman is ranked #104156 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Postman surname appeared 172 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Postman.

    92.4% or 159 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of postman in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of postman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of postman in a Sentence

  1. Bill Cosby:

    I won't, and I cannot answer that, it's really not fair, and you know that because all I have to do is say something similar to that and the next thing I know the postman is carrying a big bag, or whoever it is, it's saying 'defamation, defamation, defamation.'.

  2. James M. Cain:

    The postman always rings twice.

  3. Evelyn Waugh:

    If, for instance, they have heard something from the postman, they attribute it to a semi-official statement; if they have fallen into conversation with a stranger at a bar, they can conscientiously describe him as a source that has hitherto proved unimpeachable. It is only when the journalist is reporting a whim of his own, and one to which he attaches minor importance, that he defines it as the opinion of well-informed circles.

  4. Jacinda Ardern:

    They are the publisher. Not just the postman.

  5. Jacinda Ardern:

    We can not simply sit back and accept that these platforms just exist and that what is said on them is not the responsibility of the place where they are published, they are the publisher. Not just the postman.

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