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 coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

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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