Post by Article Cryer on Nov 16, 2017 21:48:11 GMT -5
Crier is the preferred spelling of the noun referring to (1) one who cries, and (2) a person who makes announcements in public places. This is the case in all modern varieties of English. You might see cryer in old books, 1 but this spelling was always less common than crier and has gradually disappeared from the language.2
Similar word pairs have not followed the same trajectory. Both drier and dryer, for instance, have stayed in the language and now have different meanings, while flier and flyer are both common and are mostly interchangeable. Copied From The Grammarist
From Article Cryer, Another word that is spelled differently but has the same exact meaning is "Collectable" and "Collectible". Collectible is the most common spelling in the english language.