- -ery [ər ē, er′ē][ME -erie < OFr -erie < LL -aria, or by addition of -ie (L -ia) to OFr nouns of agency in -ier] suffix1. a place to [tannery, brewery]2. a place for [nunnery, vinery]3. the practice, act, or occupation of [robbery, midwifery]4. the product or goods of [pottery, millinery]5. a collection of [greenery, crockery]6. the state or condition of [drudgery, slavery]7. the behavior or qualities of [tomfoolery]
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.