-breaker suffix definition, meaning - what is -breaker suffix in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “-breaker”

See all translations

-breaker

suffix uk   /-breɪ.kər/  us   /-kɚ/

-breaker suffix (USE FORCE)

someone who uses force to go into or open the stated thing: a house-breaker a safebreaker

-breaker suffix (NOT OBEY)

someone who does not obey a law or rule, etc.: a lawbreaker
Translations of “-breaker”
in Chinese (Traditional) 強行, 強行進入(或開啓)…的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强行, 强行进入(或开启)…的人…
(Definition of -breaker suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of -breaker?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

a game in hand

if a sports team has a game in hand over other teams in a competition, it still has another game to play in which it can gain points

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More