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e'er



Pronunciation: (âr), [key]
adv. Chiefly Literary.
ever.

-eer




a noun-forming suffix occurring originally in loanwords from French (buccaneer; mutineer; pioneer) and productive in the formation of English nouns denoting persons who produce, handle, or are otherwise significantly associated with the referent of the base word (auctioneer; engineer; mountaineer; pamphleteer); now frequently pejorative (profiteer; racketeer). Cf. -ary, -er2, -ier 2.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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