Meaning of -ERY in English

-ERY

transcription, транскрипция: [ noun suffix ]

( 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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