-ery

-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] suffix
1. 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. . 2014.

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