See also: yer, YER, 'yĕr, and þér

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Etymology edit

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

Suffix edit


  1. (rare, usually no longer productive) Agent suffix, equivalent to -er, appended to some nouns (especially those ending in the letter "w" or "v").
    law + ‎-yer → ‎lawyer
    saw + ‎-yer → ‎sawyer

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