-ery


-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

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