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 History of this Word

"er" is from "ere" spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
reader
computer
cooker
sailor

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"-er 1" is a type of suffix

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Meaning 1

Definition

A word ending that indicates something does or undergoes a particular action. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-er illustration We have developed a pre-screening process to help determine which employees are suited for the insurance adjuster training school.
-er illustration So I broke down and brought out the fryer for dinner.