There are 3 definitions of -y in English:

-y1

Syllabification: -y

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 internecine
Pronunciation: ˌintərˈnesēn
adjective
destructive to both sides in a conflict

There are 3 definitions of -y in English:

-y2

Syllabification: -y
(also -ey or -ie)

suffix

1Forming diminutive nouns and adjectives, nicknames, hypocoristics, etc. aunty Tommy nightie
1.1Forming verbs: shinny

Origin

Middle English: originally Scots.

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There are 3 definitions of -y in English:

-y3

Syllabification: -y

suffix

Forming nouns:
1Denoting a state, condition, or quality: glory 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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