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-ery

noun suffix

: qualities considered as a group : character

: place of doing, keeping, producing, or selling (something)

: collection

plural -eries

Full Definition of -ERY

1
:  qualities collectively :  character :  -ness <snobbery>
2
:  art :  practice <quackery> <trickery>
3
:  place of doing, keeping, producing, or selling (the thing specified) <fishery> <bakery> <eatery>
4
:  collection :  aggregate <finery> <greenery>
5
:  state or condition <slavery>

Origin of -ERY

Middle English -erie, from Anglo-French, from -ier -er + -ie -y
-ERY Defined for Kids

-ery

noun suffix \ə-rē, rē\
plural -er·ies

Definition of -ERY for Kids

1
:  qualities considered as a group :  character :  -ness
2
:  art :  practice <trickery>
3
:  place of doing, keeping, producing, or selling <fishery> <bakery>
4
:  collection <finery>
5
:  state or condition <slavery>

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