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.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɹit͡ʃɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːt͡ʃə/
- Rhymes: -iːtʃə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: preach‧er
preacher (plural preachers)
- Someone who preaches a worldview, philosophy, or religion, especially someone who preaches the gospel; a clergyman.