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-ery

noun suffix,

Simple Definition of -ery

  • : qualities considered as a group : character

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

  • : collection

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of -ery

plural -eries

  1. 1 :  qualities collectively :  character :  -ness <snobbery>

  2. 2 :  art :  practice <quackery> <trickery>

  3. 3 :  place of doing, keeping, producing, or selling (the thing specified) <fishery> <bakery> <eatery>

  4. 4 :  collection :  aggregate <finery> <greenery>

  5. 5 :  state or condition <slavery>

Origin of -ery

Middle English -erie, from Anglo-French, from -ier -er + -ie -y


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