-ry


variant of -ery: heraldry; husbandry; dentistry; tenantry; jewelry.

Nearby words

  1. -rrhaphy,
  2. -rrhea,
  3. -rrhexis,
  4. -rrhiza,
  5. -rrhoea,
  6. -s,
  7. -s',
  8. -san,
  9. -sarc,
  10. -saur

Origin of -ry

Middle English -rie < Old French; short form of -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for -ry

-ry

suffix forming nouns

a variant of -ery dentistry
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Word Origin and History for -ry

-ry

reduced form of -ery.

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