a suffix occurring in loanwords from French, usually agent nouns formed from verbs (entrepreneur; voyeur), less commonly adjectives (agent provocateur).
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Origin of -eur
<French; Old French -o
; see -tor
Other definitions for -eur (2 of 2)
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How to use -eur in a sentence
Like the corresponding French nouns in -eur, these nouns in -aire, as well as those in -èire, are also used as adjectives.
The same sentiment, though expressed the contrary way, occurs in Eur.
There can be no doubt that the fylfot throughout Eur-Asia had a symbolic significance, which in many places it still retains.
A plaintive phee-eur; a short, plaintive, twittering warble.
British Dictionary definitions for -eur
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