[ deyt-stamp ]
/ ˈdeɪtˌstæmp /

verb (used with object)

to stamp the date on, as with a date stamp: He date-stamped every letter received.

Origin of date-stamp

First recorded in 1925–30

Definition for date-stamp (2 of 2)

date stamp


a device for stamping dates and frequently the place of origin or receipt, as on postal matter.
the information stamped by this device.

Origin of date stamp

First recorded in 1855–60

Example sentences from the Web for date-stamp

  • Things must be very wrong when they could get hold of a date-stamp and use it in that way.

    John Caldigate |Anthony Trollope
  • And they got hold of some young man at the post-office who knew how to fix a date-stamp with a past date.

    John Caldigate |Anthony Trollope
  • The date-stamp likewise showed that it must have been posted in London.

    David Elginbrod |George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for date-stamp

date stamp


an adjustable rubber stamp for recording the date
an inked impression made by this