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suffix

In linguistics, the suffix is part of the word that's added onto the end, like the -ish in foolish.

When a suffix is added to a word, it changes the form, like when adding the suffix -y turns the noun soap into the adjective soapy. You can also use suffix as a verb. If you suffix the word cake with -less, you end up cakeless, which is pretty sad, especially if it's your birthday.

Definitions of suffix
  1. noun
    an affix that is added at the end of the word
    synonyms: postfix
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    type of:
    affix
    a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
    ending, termination
    the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
  2. verb
    attach a suffix to
    suffix words”
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    Antonyms:
    prefix
    attach a prefix to
    type of:
    affix
    attach or become attached to a stem word
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