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variant of -er1. after w: bowyer; lawyer; sawyer. Unabridged
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  • yer jest make her stand around, and break her spirit if ye can.

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
  • You do like I tells yer, or yer'll git yer eggercation wid a brick.

    A Night Out Edward Peple
  • Don't you think if you wos to tell him that Gascoyne is yer father he would side with us?

  • "yer arm's broke," said Mike, passing to Mortimer's right side.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • When you've learnt to throw a chest and hold yer heads up, yer own mothers won't know yer.

    Our Battalion Leonard Raven-Hill
  • Ye'r wouldn't hear me the las' time but yer got ter hear me now.

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • yer'll neber git ter hebben by loafin, pitchin cents, an dancin Juba!

  • yer'd be positive o' passin' 'er if she didn't syle afore 'igh-tide.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • I say, if yer got a good graft, stick to it, an' don't try an' butt in on sumbody elses puddin'.

    Bowery Life Chuck Connors
Word Origin and History for yer

representing a dialectal or vulgar pronunciation of your, attested from 1814.


agent noun suffix, variant of -ier used after a vowel or -w-.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Yemen-rial (currency)
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