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suffix -er pronunciation in American English /ər/
  1. 1
    used with many verbs to make nouns meaning someone or something that performs an action

    a writer

    a coffeemaker

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  2. 2
    used with some nouns to make other nouns meaning someone who is involved with something, especially as a job

    a philosopher

    a biographer

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  3. 3
    used with the names of some cities to mean someone who comes from a place

    a Londoner

    a New Yorker

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  4. 4
    used with short adjectives and adverbs to make the comparative

    bigger

    easier

    faster

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