Meaning of -ERY in English


(also -ry )

■ suffix forming nouns:

1》 denoting a class or kind: greenery.

2》 denoting an occupation, a state or condition, or behaviour: archery | bravery.

↘with derogatory reference: tomfoolery.

3》 denoting a place set aside for an activity or a grouping of things: rookery.


from Fr. -erie , based on L. -arius and -ator .

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