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 History of this Word

"let" is from "elet" (diminutive) spoken in France

Notes

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

More words with this suffix,
craterlet
wavelet
goblet
starlet

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-let" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates small or something worn on. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-let illustration I have a pink potbelly piglet that needs a home.
-let illustration This armlet once belonged to a wizard.