From Middle English precher, prechere; partly equivalent to preach + -er, and partly continuing Middle English prechour, prechiour, from Old French preecheor (French prêcheur), from Latin praedicator (“public praiser, proclaimer”). See preach.
- Rhymes: -iːtʃə(ɹ)
preacher (plural preachers)
- Someone who preaches a worldview, philosophy, or religion, especially someone who preaches the gospel; a clergyman.