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See -er (“Rugby School slang”)
- (informal, originally school slang) Used to form mostly adjectives used informally
- forms the plural of three nouns, all of which denote young creatures
- The colloquial plurale tantum goeters (“things, stuff”) is only etymologically an inflection of goed (“a good”), whose true plural is goedere.
- Two other Afrikaans nouns are backformations from plurals originally using the suffix -ers: eier (“egg”, from Dutch ei) and hoender (“chicken”, from Dutch hoen).