-ier

(also -yer)
suffix forming personal nouns denoting an occupation or interest:
1》 pronounced with stress on the preceding element: grazier.
2》 pronounced with stress on the final element: brigadier.
Origin
sense 1 from ME: var. of -er1; sense 2 from Fr. -ier, from L. -arius.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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