fewer

[ fyoo-er ]
/ ˈfyu ər /

adjective

of a smaller number: fewer words and more action.

pronoun

(used with a plural verb) a smaller number: Fewer have come than we hoped.

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Origin of fewer

Middle English fewere,Old English *fēawran.See few, -er4

words often confused with fewer

See less.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fewer

fewer , less (see usage note at less)
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