[ krahy-er ]
/ ˈkraɪ ər /


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

Origin of crier

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

Related forms

un·der·cri·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crier


/ (ˈkraɪə) /


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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