English version

town crier

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations
town crierˌtown ˈcrier noun [countable]  BOPUBLICIZE/MAKE KNOWNsomeone employed in the past to walk around the streets of a town, shouting news, warnings etc
Examples from the Corpus
town crierThe old town crier was an advertiser.Mr Chittenden resigned from his post as Chester's town crier last year.Mr Chittenden was replaced as Chester's town crier last year after he resigned.Even the town crier of nearby Faringdon was on hand to give an official reception.
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