Definition of -ery in English:

-ery

(also -ry)

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns:

    1. 1.1 Denoting a class or kind.
      ‘confectionery’
      ‘greenery’
    2. 1.2 Denoting an occupation, a state, a condition, or behavior.
      ‘archery’
      ‘bravery’
      ‘slavery’
    3. 1.3 Denoting a place set aside for an activity or a grouping of things, animals, etc.
      ‘orangery’
      ‘rookery’
  • 2

    1. 2.1 With depreciatory reference.
      ‘knavery’
      ‘tomfoolery’

Origin

From French -erie, based on Latin -arius and -ator.

Pronunciation:

-ery

/əri/