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-yer

1.
variant of -er1. after w: bowyer; lawyer; sawyer.
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  • You do like I tells yer, or yer'll git yer eggercation wid a brick.

    A Night Out Edward Peple
  • "yer arm's broke," said Mike, passing to Mortimer's right side.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • "Pass him yer dust," he continued, turning to his companion.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Ye'r wouldn't hear me the las' time but yer got ter hear me now.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • yer'd be positive o' passin' 'er if she didn't syle afore 'igh-tide.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • Now, yer r'yal 'ighness, wot can I do for you afore you goes ashore?

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • Your fences are straight with yer land, and I happen to sabe all yer corners.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • "yer right, Jim," drawled Joseph Zachariah, lounging in the doorway.

  • I mind me of er Sat'day, 'n' I'd be spectin' of yer pappy home.

Word Origin and History for yer

representing a dialectal or vulgar pronunciation of your, attested from 1814.

-yer

agent noun suffix, variant of -ier used after a vowel or -w-.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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