[ urs, airs ]
/ ɜrs, ɛərs /
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Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?
Origin of ers
Middle French <Old Provençal <Late Latin ervus, variant of Latin ervum. See ervil
Definition for ers (2 of 3)
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Definition for ers (3 of 3)
a semantically empty suffix that creates informal variations of more neutral nouns and adjectives by processes of truncation identical to those of-er7 (champers; preggers; starkers); unlike that suffix, however, -ers is apparently productive, and words formed with it do not appear to belong to a restricted linguistic register, as university slang.
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