- a person who pries; a curious or inquisitive person.
Origin of prier
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Examples from the Web for 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.
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.
Ernest felt the force of this, and Pryer saw that he wavered.
- a variant spelling of prier
- a person who pries
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Word Origin and History for pryer
"one who pries," 1550s, agent noun from pry.
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