-eur


a suffix occurring in loanwords from French, usually agent nouns formed from verbs (entrepreneur; voyeur), less commonly adjectives (agent provocateur).

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earnest

Origin of -eur

< French; Old French -o(u)r < Latin -ōr- -or2 and -eo(u)r < Latin -ātōr- -ator; see -tor

Words nearby -eur

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