from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person formerly employed by a town to proclaim announcements in the streets.
  • n. Informal A gossip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who is employed by a town council to make public announcements in the streets
  • n. A gossip


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  • Believe it or not my uncle is one. See picture top left.

    January 28, 2010