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vaunt-courier

[vawnt-kur-ee-er, -koo r-, vahnt-]
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noun Archaic.
  1. a person who goes in advance, as a herald.

Origin of vaunt-courier

First recorded in 1550–60, vaunt-courier is from the French word avant-courrier forerunner, herald. See avaunt, courier
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British Dictionary definitions for vaunt-courier

vaunt-courier

noun
  1. archaic, or poetic a person or thing that goes in advance; forerunner; herald

Word Origin

C16: from French avant-courrier; see avaunt, courier
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