vancourier

noun
van·​courier | \ (ˈ)van + pronunciation at courier \

Definition of vancourier

: a scout or herald sent in advance : forerunner, precursor

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History and Etymology for vancourier

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vancourier. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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