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orgin is uncertain

Notes

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

More words with this suffix,
foodie
abruptly
donkey
summary

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-y 2" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates condition, quality, connection or tending toward. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-y illustration If the camera sat unused it is possible the oil and grease have gotten a bit sticky.
-y illustration Too bad about the divorce, because she's quite a cutie, and seems to be nice as well.