Definition of postie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊsti/


British informal
A postman or postwoman.
Example sentences
  • But he said that 99.9 per cent of the time, posties with letters still undelivered at the end of their shift would still deliver them.
  • We have told how posties found undelivered mail piling up in sorting offices and how city events that depended on post getting through have been scuppered.
  • I'll admit that I did see him on television the other night, acting as a postie and trying to deliver a letter to some daft Tory candidate who had forged a picture on his election address.


Late 19th century: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with postie

toastie, toasty

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Line breaks: pos¦tie

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