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[poh-stij] /ˈpoʊ stɪdʒ/

the charge for the conveyance of a letter or other matter sent by mail, usually prepaid by means of a stamp or stamps.


1580s, “sending of mail by post;” 1650s as “cost of sending something by mail,” from post (n.3) + -age. Postage stamp is attested from 1840; they were recorded as being collected in albums by 1862.


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