Words like FIVER & TENNER

Words like FIVER & TENNER

What if we add the suffix –er to numbers? What kind of words will be produced? How many such words exist?

Here is a list of words made from a number or some word like a number plus –er:

These are the more common ones from Merriam-Webster:

  • fiver
    (slang) a 5-dollar bill; (Br.) a 5-pound note
  • tenner
    a 10-pound note; a 10-dollar bill
  • fourteener
    a verse consisting of 14 syllables or especially of 7 iambic feet; a mountain that is at least 14,000 feet high
  • forty-niner
    one taking part in the rush to California for gold in 1849


These are some other words including a number + -er, for research purposes as most of these words are not common or even useful.

  • two-thirder

an apprentice printer who has served most of his apprenticeship

  • oner

(Br.) something unique or extraordinary

  • Oncer

one that does or has done something only once

  • twoer (ˈtuːər)

(dialect) something consisting of or worth two

  • twofer

two articles available for the price of one or about the price of one

  • seconder

one who seconds; one who approves and supports what another attempts, affirms, or proposes

  • twicer

one that does something twice or does two things, such as one that attends two Sunday church services

  • doubler

a device that doubles the voltage, power, current, or frequency of an input signal

  • threefer

getting three things for the value of one: “Those shirts are threefer.”

  • Tripler

a circuit usually associated with a vacuum tube in an electronic device that accepts a signal of one frequency and delivers a signal three times that at the input

  • Fourer

(cricket) a four; a ball hit by the batsman, which reaches the boundary, thus scoring four runs

  • Sixer

(Am. Inf.) a six-pack

  • Sevener

those believing that Isma’il ibn Jafar was the seventh and the last Imam

  • Eighter

(slang) a college class at 8 in the morning

  • Niner

something nine inches long

  • Elevener

one who sleeps in until 11 o’ clock

  • Twelver

a member of a major Shiʽite sect which acknowledges 12 imams and holds that the 12th will reappear as the Mahdi before the Last Day

  • Thirteener

the thirteenth one of any number of things; specifically, in whist, the last card of a suit left in the hands of a player after the other twelve have been played

  • Fifteener

a line of verse of 15 syllables

  • Sixteener

a poetic verse of sixteen syllables; a teenager of sixteen years

  • twenty-firster

the celebration of a 21st birthday

  • twenty-sixer

(Units) a liquor bottle of around 26 ounces (0.750 litre) capacity

  • forty-eighter

a German who participated in the revolution of 1848; specifically one of these revolutionists who subsequently fled to the U.S.

  • Fifty-Niner

gold seekers who streamed into the Pike’s Peak Country of western Kansas Territory and southwestern Nebraska Territory in 1859

  • eighty-niner

one that entered Oklahoma when it was opened to settlement in 1889

  • eighty-eighter

(slang) PIANIST

  • hundreder

the bailiff or chief officer of a hundred, an old subdivision of a county with its own court; an inhabitant of a hundred (a subdivision of some English and American counties)

  • four-thousander

a mountain summit that is at least 4,000 metres above sea level; because the highest peaks in Europe fall into this category, the summits of four-thousanders are popular in Europe with climbers and mountaineers as climbing goals

  • Eight-thousander

the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation or UIAA recognise eight-thousanders as the 14 mountains (including Everest & K2) that are more than 8,000 metres (26,247 ft) in height above sea level, and are considered to be sufficiently independent from neighbouring peaks; all eight-thousanders are located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia, and their summits are in the death zone