cvb aff. var. of -al, joined to words in which an l precedes the suffix:
circular; lunar; singular[/ex]
Etymology: < L -āris; r. ME -er < AF, OF < L -āris II
cvb aff. var. of -er, often under the influence of a spelling with -ar- in a cognate Latin noun:
cellar; collar; poplar; scholar; vicar[/ex]
aff. var. of -er on the model of -ar, used in the formation of nouns of agency:
beggar; liar[/ex]

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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