-ier

I
cvb aff.
var. of -er I , usu. in nouns designating trades:
collier; clothier; furrier; glazier[/ex]
Etymology: ME -ier(e), var. of -yer(e) (cf. -yer) II
-ier
cvb aff. a noun suffix occurring mainly in loanwords from French, often similar in meaning to -eer, with which it is etymologically identical (brigadier; financier); it is also found in an older group of loanwords with stress on the initial syllable (barrier; courier) and in more recent borrowings without the final r sound (dossier; hotelier)
Etymology: < F, OF < L

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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