Definition of messenger noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

messenger

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈmɛsəndʒər//
 
 
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  • a person who gives a message to someone or who delivers messages to people as a job He sent the order by messenger. a motorcycle messenger
  • Idioms
    shoot the messenger
     
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    to blame the person who gives the news that something bad has happened, instead of the person who is really responsible Don't shoot the messenger!
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: messenger