Meaning of -ERY in English


noun suffix

( -es )

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

1. : qualities collectively : character : -ness

tomfool ery

snobb ery

2. : art, practice, trade

mountebank ery

— compare -ry

3. : place of doing, keeping, growing, breeding, selling (the thing specified)

pigg ery

rook ery

fish ery

bind ery

bak ery

4. : collection : aggregate

fin ery

green ery

— compare -ry

5. : state : condition

slav ery

monk ery

— compare -ry

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