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 History of this Word

"ware" is from "software" spoken by english speaking people starting about 1950 A.D.

Notes

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

More words with this suffix,
freeware
abandonware
courseware
bloatware

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ware 2" is a part of Internet

"-ware 2" is a type of suffix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

-ware illustration Create firmware for specialized applications such as gaming.
-ware illustration There is no shareware in this game so you will get to play games for hours without any interruptions