-ery
Pronunciation Suffix
  1. Added to nouns to form other nouns meaning the "art, craft, or practice of."
    midwife + -ery → midwifery
    cook + -ery → cookery
  2. Added to verbs to form nouns meaning "place of" (an art, craft, or practice).
    bake + -ery → bakery
    distill + -ery → distillery
    join + -ery → joinery
  3. Added to nouns to form other nouns meaning "a class, group, or collection of."
    hose + -ery → hosiery
    shrub + -ery → shrubbery
  4. Added to nouns to form other nouns meaning "behavior characteristic of."
    snob + -ery → snobbery
    tomfool + -ery → tomfoolery
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