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  • suffix rare Agent suffix, equivalent to -er, appended to some nouns (especially those ending in the letter "w").

Etymologies

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From Middle English, partly an alteration of -ier; and partly from Middle English -yere, -iere, -ȝere, the suffix -er appended to words ending in ȝ or g. More at -ier, -er.

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