plural -eries

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

History and Etymology for -ery

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

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English Language Learners Definition of -ery

: qualities considered as a group : character

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

: collection

\ ə-rē , \
plural -eries

Kids Definition of -ery

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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