noun Etymology: Middle French courrier, from Old Italian corriere, from correre to run, from Latin currere Date: 1579 1. messenger: as a. a member of a diplomatic service entrusted with bearing messages b. (1) an espionage agent transferring secret information (2) a runner of contraband c. a member of the armed services whose duties include carrying mail, information, or supplies 2. a traveler's paid attendant; especially a tourists' guide employed by a travel agency

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