Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb With great speed; rapidly.
  • noun Great speed; rapidity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Haste or speed like that of a post or courier in traveling.
  • With the haste of a post; with speed or urgent expedition: as, he traveled post-haste.
  • Expeditious; speedy; immediate.
  • [The edition of 1623 reads “post, post-haste.”]

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Haste or speed in traveling, like that of a post or courier.
  • adverb With speed or expedition

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb quickly, as fast as someone travelling post; with great speed
  • noun Alternative spelling of post-haste.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb as fast as possible; with all possible haste

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From the phrase haste, post, haste, a direction on letters.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the former instruction on letters ‘haste, post, haste’, later reinterpreted as a compound of post + haste.

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