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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: messager 'messenger' (12-16 centuries), from Old French messagier, from message; MESSAGE

messenger

1 noun
     
mes‧sen‧ger1 [countable]
1 someone whose job is to deliver messages or documents, or someone who takes a message to someone else
2

blame/shoot the messenger

to be angry with the person who tells you about something bad, instead of the person who caused it to happen

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