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-ry

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  1. variant of -ery: heraldry; husbandry; dentistry; tenantry; jewelry.
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Origin of -ry

Middle English -rie < Old French; short form of -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for -ry

-ry

suffix forming nouns
  1. a variant of -ery dentistry
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Word Origin and History for -ry

reduced form of -ery.

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