[kur-ee-er, koo r-] /ˈkɜr i ər, ˈkʊər-/

a messenger, usually traveling in haste, bearing urgent news, important reports or packages, diplomatic messages, etc.
any means of carrying news, messages, etc., regularly.
the conveyance used by a courier, as an airplane or ship.
Chiefly British. a tour guide for a travel agency.
a special messenger, esp one carrying diplomatic correspondence
a person who makes arrangements for or accompanies a group of travellers on a journey or tour
(transitive) to send (a parcel, letter, etc) by courier

mid-14c., from Anglo-French courrier, from Old French coreor, ultimately an agent noun from Latin currere “to run” (see current (adj.)).


A small-time drug dealer or drug runner: the courier does not get much money


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