The musketeer —> the musked; the buccaneer —> the bucked; the mountaineer —> the mounted; the privateer —> the deprived; the profiteer —> the profited; the marketeer —> the marketed; the brexiteer —> the exited; the rocketeer —> the rooked; the racketeer —> the racked.
The ‘-eer’ suffix endows the doer with a swagger of domination. The ‘-ed’ suffix drapes the done in the pale cast of screwed.
There are variants with reflux. Take ‘suck.’ The doer is the sucker. The done is the sucked or the suckered.
Or ‘lose.’ The doer is the loser and the done is the lost.
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