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English definition of “-er”

-er

suffix (CHARACTERISTICS)    /r/ US  //
added to nouns to form nouns or adjectives referring to people or things that have those particular characteristics: a double-decker (= a bus with two decks) a big-spender (= someone who spends a lot of money)Conditions and characteristics
(Definition of -er suffix (CHARACTERISTICS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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