currier

noun

cur·​ri·​er ˈkər-ē-ər How to pronounce currier (audio)
ˈkə-rē-
: one that curries something: such as
a
: a worker who helps to bring tanned hides or skins to salable form
… and other conveniences for dressing hides, for the patriotic burgher was a felt dresser or currier.Walter Scott
b
: a worker who cleans the coat of a horse with a currycomb compare courier

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of currier was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Currier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/currier. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Biographical Definition

Currier

biographical name

Cur·​ri·​er ˈkər-ē-ər How to pronounce Currier (audio)
ˈkə-rē-
Nathaniel 1813–1888 American lithographer
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