- town criersN-COUNTIn former times, a town crier was a man whose job was to walk through the streets of a town shouting out news and official announcements.
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town crier — n someone employed in the past to walk around the streets of a town, shouting news, warnings etc … Dictionary of contemporary English
town crier — noun count someone whose job in the past was to walk around a town shouting news and important announcements … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
town crier — n. a person who formerly cried public announcements through the streets of a village or town … English World dictionary
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town crier — ► NOUN historical ▪ a person employed to make public announcements in the streets … English terms dictionary
town crier — noun (formerly) an official who made public announcements • Syn: ↑crier • Derivationally related forms: ↑cry (for: ↑crier) • Hypernyms: ↑announcer … Useful english dictionary
town crier — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms town crier : singular town crier plural town criers someone whose job in the past was to walk around a town shouting news and important announcements … English dictionary
town crier — town′ cri′er n. a person formerly employed by a town to make public announcements or proclamations, usu. by shouting in the streets • Etymology: 1595–1605 … From formal English to slang