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prier

or pry·er

[prahy-er]
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noun
  1. a person who pries; a curious or inquisitive person.
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Origin of prier

First recorded in 1545–55; pry1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for priers

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  • The mere fact that your presence is known will warn off priers.

    The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley

    Louis Tracy


British Dictionary definitions for priers

prier

pryer

noun
  1. a person who pries
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Word Origin and History for priers

prier

n.

"one who pries," 1550s, agent noun from pry.

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