Definition of zip code in English:

zip code

Syllabification: zip code
(also ZIP code)


  • A group of five or nine numbers that are added to a postal address to assist the sorting of mail.
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    • Just type in your zip code, personalize and customize the prewritten message, and email or print and mail it to legislators.
    • And I kept telling people my ZIP code is Austin, Texas.
    • The town is now so small that the U.S. Postal Service is taking away its zip code.


1960s: zip, acronym from zone improvement plan.

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