prier

or pry·er

[prahy-er]
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Origin of prier

First recorded in 1545–55; pry1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for prier

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.

    Talleyrand

    Joseph McCabe


British Dictionary definitions for prier

prier

pryer

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

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

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