Definition of -eer in English:

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-eer

suffix

1(Forming nouns) denoting a person concerned with or engaged in an activity: auctioneer puppeteer
2(Forming verbs) denoting concern or involvement with an activity: electioneer profiteer

Origin

From French -ier, from Latin -arius; verbs (sense 2) are often back-formations (e.g., electioneer from electioneering).

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Syllabification: -eer

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