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variant of -ery: heraldry; husbandry; dentistry; tenantry; jewelry.
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Origin of -ry
Middle English -rie<Old French; short form of -ery
Other definitions for -ry (2 of 2)
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How to use -ry in a sentence
Ry Russo-Young recalls her childhood growing up with two moms—and says she wouldn't have had it any other way.
Ry Russo-Young is a filmmaker living in Manhattan and an Oberlin College graduate.
Edelstein breaks the concept down for us again and again: “friends ROM-ans COUNT-ry-MEN lend ME your EARS.”What Would Shakespeare Say?|Liz Goodwin|April 13, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Unchanged, thou shalt live in the mem'ry of years,I cannot—I will not—forget what thou wert!The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
Though I'd make a map fr'm mem'ry an' gossip iv anny other man, f'r mesilf I'm still uncharted.Mr. Dooley Says|Finley Dunne
Mary had no trouble in finding "the but'ry," but on trying the door, she found it fastened inside.The English Orphans|Mary Jane Holmes
Daugh-ter and I had been watch-ing the child from the li-bra-ry win-dow.
He had been told the sto-ry be-fore and knew how it turned out.
British Dictionary definitions for -ry
suffix forming nouns
a variant of -ery dentistry
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