or pry·er

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Origin of prier

First recorded in 1545–55; pry1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of prier

  • The butler foraged in the coat closet and presently emerged with a prier.

    The Pagan Madonna

    Harold MacGrath

  • The King was much annoyed, but Talleyrand politely requested him and Prier not to make so much noise about the fortresses.


    Joseph McCabe

British Dictionary definitions for prier



  1. a person who pries
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Word Origin and History for prier

"one who pries," 1550s, agent noun from pry.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper