Combination of delay + -er.
(third-person singular simple present delayers, present participle delayering, simple past and past participle delayered)
Variant of delay
- to put off to a future time; postpone
- to make late; slow up; detain
Origin of delayMiddle English delaien ; from Old French delaier ; from de-, intensive + laier, to leave, let, altered (? after conjugation of faire) ; from laissier ; from Classical Latin laxare: see relax
- a delaying or being delayed
- the period of time for which something is delayed