- (formerly) a person employed by a town to make public announcements or proclamations, usually by shouting in the streets.
Origin of town crier
Examples from the Web for town crier
Historical Examples of town crier
The words he said might have been published by the town-crier.
The town-crier had evidently ceased to read the proclamation.The Elusive Pimpernel
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
After a while, the constable got a deputy to whom he made over his business of town-crier.A Boy's Town
W. D. Howells
The Count's whiskers are white with the flour just flung at him by the town-crier.Stray Studies from England and Italy
John Richard Greene
But it was only a town-crier beating his drum to call the people together.The Honor of the Name
- (formerly) a person employed by a town to make public announcements in the streets