Origin of preacher
Examples from the Web for preacher
According to a Yemeni intelligence source, Saïd met with the notorious U.S. preacher Anwar al Awlaki.France Kills Charlie Hebdo Murderers
January 9, 2015
Scott, who died Sunday at 49, could go from evoking a Baptist preacher to quoting Public Enemy.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott
January 4, 2015
The best answer Sutton offers is a statement by the preacher John Roach Stratton back in 1918.The Evangelical Apocalypse Is All Your Fault
January 4, 2015
The preacher gave sheriff deputies permission to search his SUV but warned them “there was something bad” inside.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault
December 21, 2014
The new copy-reader here mentioned was C.C. Foss, a cherubic little fellow who was also a Methodist preacher.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
The preacher was trying to explain to us the eternal duration of God's punishment.The Conquest of Fear
When it was finished, the preacher sat down beside the revivalist.
The preacher's voice rose until it sounded like a trumpet blast.
At last the hand of the preacher seemed to be pointed directly at him.
As he quoted the preacher he mechanically drew his revolver.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
- a person who has the calling and function of preaching the Christian Gospel, esp a Protestant clergyman
- a person who preaches
- the Preacher Bible the author of Ecclesiastes or the book of Ecclesiastes
Word Origin and History for preacher
c.1200, from Old French preecheor "preacher" (Modern French prêcheur), from Latin praedicatorem (nominative praedicator) "public praiser, eulogist," literally "proclaimer" (see preach). Slang short form preach (n.) is recorded by 1968, American English.