cou·ri·er (krē-ər, kûr-, kŭr-)
a. A messenger, especially one on official diplomatic business.
b. A spy carrying secret information.
a. A personal attendant hired to make arrangements for a journey.
b. An employee of a travel agency serving as a guide for tourists.
[French courrier, from Old French, from Old Italian corriere, from correre, to run, from Latin currere; see kers- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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