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pryer

[prahy-er] /ˈpraɪ ər/
noun
1.

prier

or pryer

[prahy-er] /ˈpraɪ ər/
noun
1.
a person who pries; a curious or inquisitive person.
Origin of prier
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; pry1 + -er1
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  • pryer was a much better man of business than he was, and would see to it all.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • As for pryer himself, he had nothing but his curacy and a small allowance from his father.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • Ernest felt the force of this, and pryer saw that he wavered.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • He therefore called on pryer, and spent an hour and more with him.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • Perhaps pryer was going to break to him some bad news about his speculations.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • If I see a listener or a pryer in at the chinks or lockhole, I am presently on the bones of him.

    Kenilworth Sir Walter Scott
  • It was founded by Mr. pryer, in 1878, well up the bay, but was soon afterwards burnt to the ground.

    British Borneo

    W. H. Treacher
  • pryer, certainly the most exquisite of modern flower painters.

  • Why did he see in a moment that it was a bad one now, though he had been unable to see it when he had taken it from pryer?

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • pryer, in fact, approved of him sufficiently to treat him civilly, and Ernest was immediately won by anyone who did this.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
British Dictionary definitions for pryer

pryer

/ˈpraɪə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of prier

prier

/ˈpraɪə/
noun
1.
a person who pries
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Word Origin and History for pryer

prier

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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