Definition of poste restante noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


poste restante

BrE BrE//ˌpəʊst ˈrestɑːnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpoʊst reˈstɑːnt//
(British English) (North American English general delivery) [uncountable]
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an arrangement in which a post office keeps a person’s mail until they go to collect it, used especially when somebody is travelling Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French, literally ‘mail remaining’.

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