crier

[krahy-er]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. cricothyroid,
  2. cricothyroid muscle,
  3. cricothyrotomy,
  4. cricotomy,
  5. cried,
  6. crigler-najjar syndrome,
  7. crikey,
  8. crile,
  9. crile, george washington,
  10. crim

Origin of crier

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

Related formsun·der·cri·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for crier

crier

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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Word Origin and History for crier

crier

n.

early 13c. as a surname; as an officer of the courts, late 13c., agent noun from cry (v.); town crier sense is late 14c.

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