spier

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[ spahy-er ]
/ ˈspaɪ ər /

noun

a person who spies, watches, or discovers.

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Origin of spier

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Middle English word dating back to 1225–75; see origin at spy, -er1

Definition for spier (2 of 3)

spier2
[ speer ]
/ spɪər /

verb (used with or without object)

Definition for spier (3 of 3)

speer

or speir, spier

[ speer ]
/ spɪər /

verb (used with or without object)

Chiefly Scot. to ask; inquire.

Origin of speer

before 900; Middle English speren, spiren, Old English spyrian to make tracks, trace, ask about; cognate with German spüren, Old Norse spyrja to ask; akin to spoor
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