-er [1] SUFFIX 1) denoting a person or thing that performs a specified action or activity: farmer. 2) denoting a person or thing that has a specified attribute or form: two-wheeler. 3) denoting a person concerned with a specified thing: milliner. 4) denoting a person belonging to a specified place or group: city-dweller.
ORIGIN Old English.
-er [2] SUFFIX forming the comparative of adjectives (as in bigger) and adverbs (as in faster).
ORIGIN Old English.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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