post|haste

post|haste «POHST HAYST», adverb, adjective, noun.
–adv.
very speedily; in great haste: »

This…brought Mr. Beaulieu Plummer posthaste from the estate office up to the house (H. G. Wells).

–adj.
Archaic. done in great haste; very speedy.
–n.
Archaic. haste or speed like that of a messenger; great speed: »

Norfolk and myself, In haste, post-haste, are come to join with you (Shakespeare).

[apparently < post 3 courier + haste, noun; perhaps influenced by former letter directions, haste post! haste]

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