Definition of Posthaste

1. n. Haste or speed in traveling, like that of a post or courier.



2. adv. With speed or expedition; as, he traveled posthaste; to send posthaste.

Definition of Posthaste

1. Adverb. quickly, as fast as someone travelling post; with great speed ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of post-haste) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Posthaste

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Posthaste

postgermination
postgirl
postgirls
postglacial
postglenoid
postglobular
postglomerular
postgrad
postgrads
postgraduate
postgraduates
postgraduation
postgrunge
posthardcore
postharvest
posthaste (current term)
posthastes
posthearing
postheat
postheats
posthegemony
posthemorrhagic
postheroic
postherpes
postherpetic
posthetomy
posthitis
posthockery
postholder
posthole

Literary usage of Posthaste

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1. The Stage-quarrel Between Ben Jonson and the So-called Poetasters by Roscoe Addison Small, George Lyman Kittredge (1899)
"The fact, however, that the character of the original posthaste corresponds very closely with that of a typical player presented to us in Greene's ..."

2. A Biographical Chronicle of the English Drama, 1559-1642 by Frederick Gard Fleay (1891)
"The satire on Monday as posthaste was also, I think, meant to be acceptable to Jonson, who had exhibited ... posthaste, like Monday, can sing extempore, ii. ..."

3. Shakespeare's Lost Years in London 1586-1592, Giving New Light on the Pre by Arthur Acheson (1920)
"The further development of this narrative will make it evident beyond any reasonable doubt that posthaste, the poet-actor, is intended to caricature ..."

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