pryer

[prahy-er]
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prier

or pry·er

[prahy-er]
noun
  1. a person who pries; a curious or inquisitive person.

Origin of prier

First recorded in 1545–55; pry1 + -er1
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Historical Examples of pryer

  • Pryer was a much better man of business than he was, and would see to it all.

  • As for Pryer himself, he had nothing but his curacy and a small allowance from his father.

  • Ernest felt the force of this, and Pryer saw that he wavered.

  • He therefore called on Pryer, and spent an hour and more with him.

  • Perhaps Pryer was going to break to him some bad news about his speculations.


British Dictionary definitions for pryer

pryer

noun
  1. a variant spelling of prier

prier

pryer

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

prier

n.

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

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