Definition of -eer in English:

-eer

Pronunciation /ˈɪə/

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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 are often back-formations (e.g. electioneer from electioneering).