from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A suffix in nouns of French origin or of a French type.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • The termination of many English words; It usually has the sense of one who has to a high or excessive degree the quality expressed by the root.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • suffix someone who is in a specified condition e.g. a drunkard


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