1. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.
    mess + -y → messy
    mouse + -y → mousy
    blue + -y → bluey
    clay + -y → clayey
  2. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
    run + -y → runny
    stick + -y → sticky
Synonyms Antonyms
  • (form “having quality of” adjectives) -less
Translations Translations Suffixcln en
  1. Forming diminutive nouns.
    granny, pinny, tummy
  2. Forming familiar names, pet names, nicknames and terms of endearment.
    Billy, Jonesy, lovey
Translations Suffix
  1. Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.
    modest + -y → modesty
    honest + -y → honesty
    -nym + -y → -nymy
    as in toponym + -y → toponymy
    -logue + -y → -logy
    as in analogue + -y → analogy
  2. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin.
    Italy, Germany, Saxony, Hungary, Sicily, Lombardy, Tuscany, Albany, Brittany, Gascony, Burgundy, Picardy, Normandy, Romandy, Savoy, Muscovy, Tartary, Thessaly, Troy, Turkey.

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