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a suffix that forms nouns denoting a person characterized by or occupied with that named by the stem, occurring in loanwords from French: concessionaire; doctrinaire; legionnaire; millionaire.
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Origin of -aire

<French <Latin -ārius-ary, a learned doublet of the French suffix -ier-eer, -ier2
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British Dictionary definitions for -aire

Aire
/ (ɛə) /

noun
a river in N England rising in the Pennines and flowing southeast to the Ouse. Length: 112 km (70 miles)
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