-yer

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See also: yer and YER

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Suffix[edit]

-yer

  1. (rare, usually no longer productive) Agent suffix, equivalent to -er, appended to some nouns (especially those ending in the letter "w").

Derived terms[edit]