(ˈ)van + pronunciation at courier
: a scout or herald sent in advance : forerunner, precursor

Word History


modification (influenced by courier) of Middle French avant-coureur, from avant- fore- + coureur runner, from Old French courre to run + -eur -or

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“Vancourier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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