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perfin Line breaks: per¦fin
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːfɪn/

Definition of perfin in English:


A postage stamp perforated with the initials or insignia of an organization, especially to prevent misuse.
Example sentences
  • Such punched stamps are referred to as perfins, an abbreviation for perforated initials.
  • The discussion of perfins, advertising stationery, selvedge, and sponsorship identified further implications of the connection between Canadian business and postage stamps.


1950s: from perf(orated) in(itials).

Words that rhyme with perfin

ragamuffin • paraffin
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