Sign Word List: Sign of the Days
Word 332 of 731

Word List Author Note: February 4th is National Thank a Mailman Day.

Sign Notice

This sign is MAIL + MAN. This is the original ASL sign for MAILMAN and is a literal translation (MAIL + MAN). Because the English word “mailman” can be used to talk about male or female mailmen, this sign can be used when describing mail carriers of either gender. Newer, gender-neutral English terms are mail carrier, letter carrier, postal carrier, or postal worker. See the other sign variations for other ways to sign this term as well.

What is being signed (English Meaning)

MAILMAN


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Example of Usage
English Sentence

Our mailman is friendly.

ASL Gloss

OUR MAILMAN FRIENDLY.


Sign Notice

This sign is MAIL + MAN. This is the original ASL sign for MAILMAN and is a literal translation (MAIL + MAN). Because the English word “mailman” can be used to talk about male or female mailmen, this sign can be used when describing mail carriers of either gender. Newer, gender-neutral English terms are mail carrier, letter carrier, postal carrier, or postal worker. See the other sign variations for other ways to sign this term as well.



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