[ krahy-er ]
See synonyms for crier on
  1. a person who cries.

  2. a court or town official who makes public announcements.

  1. a hawker.

Origin of crier

1250–1300; Middle English criere<Old French. See cry, -er1

Other words from crier

  • un·der·cri·er, noun

Words Nearby crier Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use crier in a sentence

  • The court crier cleared his throat and shouted in a raucous voice, Raymond Burton!

    The Bail Jumper | Robert J. C. Stead

British Dictionary definitions for crier


/ (ˈkraɪə) /

  1. a person or animal that cries

  2. (formerly) an official who made public announcements, esp in a town or court

  1. a person who shouts advertisements about the goods he is selling

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