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prier

or pryer

[prahy-er] /ˈpraɪ ər/
noun
1.
a person who pries; a curious or inquisitive person.
Origin of prier
1545-1555
1545-55; pry1 + -er1
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  • The butler foraged in the coat closet and presently emerged with a prier.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • The King was much annoyed, but Talleyrand politely requested him and prier not to make so much noise about the fortresses.

    Talleyrand Joseph McCabe
British Dictionary definitions for prier

prier

/ˈpraɪə/
noun
1.
a person who pries
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Word Origin and History for prier
n.

"one who pries," 1550s, agent noun from pry.

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