-ers

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.
[perh. a conflation of -ER7 with the final element of BONKERS and CRACKERS (unless these words themselves contain this suffix); cf. -S3]

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Universalium. 2010.

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