Definitions for -ier

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  1. collier; clothier; furrier; glazier.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix

    Ref: var. of -er1 4 1 1

Origin of -ier:

ME -ier(e), var. of -yer(e) (cf. -yer )


  1. a noun suffix occurring mainly in loanwords from French, often similar in meaning to -eer , with which it is etymologically identical (brigadier; financier); it is also found in an older group of loanwords with stress on the initial syllable (barrier; courier) and in more recent borrowings without the final r sound (dossier; hotelier).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix

Origin of -ier:

< F, OF < L


  1. -ier(Suffix)

    a common comparative suffix, indicating more


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