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crier

[ krahy-er ]
/ ˈkraɪ ər /
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noun

a person who cries.
a court or town official who makes public announcements.
a hawker.

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Origin of crier

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

OTHER WORDS FROM crier

un·der·cri·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crier

crier
/ (ˈkraɪə) /

noun

a person or animal that cries
(formerly) an official who made public announcements, esp in a town or court
a person who shouts advertisements about the goods he is selling
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