[urs, airs]

Middle French < Old Provençal < Late Latin ervus, variant of Latin ervum. See ervil Unabridged


Emergency Radio Service.
Also, E.R.S.


a semantically empty suffix that creates informal variations of more neutral nouns and adjectives by processes of truncation identical to those of -er7. (champers; preggers; starkers ); unlike that suffix, however, -ers, is apparently productive, and words formed with it do not appear to belong to a restricted linguistic register, as university slang.

perhaps a conflation of -er7 with the final element of bonkers and crackers (unless these words themselves contain this suffix); cf. -s3 Unabridged
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