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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“-ery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ery. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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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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