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 History of this Word

"ese" is from "ensis" (originating in) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
Cantonese
legalese
Japanese
Taiwanese

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ese" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates of a particular place. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ese illustration This page helps you to learn Chinese.
-ese illustration Italy has declared war on officialese, vowing to simplify the way the state communicates with its citizens.