Part of speech:

Used ( 1) to form nouns of agency; as, maker, knocker, pensioner, etc.; ( 2) to form the comparative degree; as, larger, longer; ( 3) to form frequentative and diminutive verbs; as, flutter ( from FLOAT).

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Usage examples "er":

  1. I will- er- do my best. - "The Master of the Ceremonies", George Manville Fenn.
  2. Who is this- er, what- d'- ye- call- him? - "Brother Copas", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. I- Is he- er- in love with her? - "The Prince of Graustark", George Barr McCutcheon.