variant of -er1 after w: bowyer; lawyer; sawyer.

Nearby words

  1. -word,
  2. -worth,
  3. -worthy,
  4. -xion,
  5. -y,
  6. -yl,
  7. -ylene,
  8. -yne,
  9. -zilla,
  10. -zoa

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Word Origin and History for -yer


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

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