[fur; unstressed fer]
- a combining form meaning “that which carries” the thing specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words: aquifer; conifer; foraminifer.
Origin of -fer
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Examples from the Web for fer
Go ask anybody who remembers A&P, Gimbels, Digital Equipment, Kodak, or Borders, fer chrissakes.The Abysmal, Pathetic Obamacare Rollout
October 17, 2013
He must have tabasco in his head, fer he's got the divil's own timper.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
I know it was hern, fer I seen her bring it in, an' I went straight an' ondone it.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
"I paid it to Squire Hall to-day and he has it fer ye," said Hiram, dully.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
He's got one eye out; lost it lookin' fer a pension, I believe.
And they sed, "Wall, Mr. Hoskins, we're surveyin' fer the railroad."
- indicating a person or thing that bears something specifiedcrucifer; conifer
from Latin, from ferre to bear
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