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Definition of "-er" [-er]

  • One that performs a specified action: swimmer. (suffix)
  • One that undergoes or is capable of undergoing a specified action: broiler. (suffix)
  • One that has: ten-pounder. (suffix)
  • One associated or involved with: banker. (suffix)
  • Native or resident of: New Yorker. (suffix)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "-er" in a sentence
  • "For the last week or so, the 1%-owned media have been doing everything possible to give their fellow 1%-er and good friend Mayor Bloomberg the political cover necessary to seize Zuccotti Park."
  • ""I hate to admit it but the 1%-er really got me," Mr. Arad went on, referring to Great Performance's low-calorie latke."
  • "On the Top Chef: All-Stars finale, eventual champ Richard Blais dispatches sous chef and the show's "craftiest motherf---er" Spike Mendelsohn to retrieve intel on the judges' thoughts of his dishes."