There are 3 definitions of -y in English:

-y1

suffix

  • Forming adjectives:
  • 1(From nouns and adjectives) full of; having the quality of: messy milky mousy
  • 1.1With depreciatory reference: boozy tinny
  • 2(From verbs) inclined to; apt to: sticky

Origin

Old English -ig, of Germanic origin.

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Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively

There are 3 definitions of -y in English:

-y2

(also -ey or -ie)

suffix

  • 1Forming diminutive nouns, pet names, etc.: aunty Tommy nightie
  • 1.1Forming verbs: shinny

Origin

Middle English: originally Scots.

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-y3

suffix

  • Forming nouns:
  • 1Denoting a state, condition, or quality: honesty jealousy orthodoxy
  • 2Denoting an action or its result: blasphemy victory

Origin

from French -ie, from Latin -ia, -ium, or Greek -eia, -ia.

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