vaunt-courier

[ vawnt-kur-ee-er, -koo r-, vahnt- ]
/ ˈvɔntˌkɜr i ər, -ˌkʊər-, ˈvɑnt- /

noun Archaic.

a person who goes in advance, as a herald.

Origin of vaunt-courier

First recorded in 1550–60, vaunt-courier is from the French word avant-courrier forerunner, herald. See avaunt, courier
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British Dictionary definitions for vaunt-courier

vaunt-courier

noun

archaic, or poetic a person or thing that goes in advance; forerunner; herald

Word Origin for vaunt-courier

C16: from French avant-courrier; see avaunt, courier
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