postman etymology

English word postman comes from English -man, English post

Detailed word origin of postman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-man English (eng) In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality.. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.. Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area.. Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area.
post English (eng) To assign to a station; to set; to place.. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, etc. Sent via the postal service.. With the post, on post-horses; express, with speed, quickly (American football) A moderate to deep passing route in which a receiver runs 10-20 yards from the line of scrimmage straight down the field, then cuts toward the middle of the field (towards the [...]
postman English (eng) (chiefly, British) someone (implied male) who delivers the post (mail) to, and/or collects the post from, residential or commercial addresses, or from public mailboxes.. 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 being the tubman.

Words with the same origin as postman

Descendants of -man
bowman businessman cameraman cartman chairman congressman councilman doorman fireman fisherman freeman gunman handyman hangman hitman madman milkman policeman salesman sandman seaman snowman watchman wingman