Meaning of ERY in English

ERY

Function: noun suffix

Inflected Form: plural -eries

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

1 : qualities collectively : character : -NESS <snobb ery >

2 : art : practice <quack ery > <trick ery >

3 : place of doing, keeping, producing, or selling (the thing specified) <fish ery > <bak ery > <eat ery >

4 : collection : aggregate <fin ery > <green ery >

5 : state or condition <slav ery >

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