PRONUNCIATION: (KOR-bee mes-uhn-juhr)

MEANING: noun: A messenger who does not arrive or return in time.

ETYMOLOGY: noun: From allusion to the crow that Noah had sent out from his ark. From corbin (raven), from Old French corbin, from Latin corvus (raven, crow). Earliest documented use: 1525.

CORBIE MESS ANGER - rage at the bad food in the Crow army

SCORBIE MESSENGER - brings word of crippling Vitamin C deficiency

GORBIE MESSENGER - ambassador from the USSR between 1985 and 1991