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Definition of -y suffix from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also -ey, -ie) (in adjectives) full of; having the quality of dusty cakey girlie
  2. 2(in adjectives) tending to runny sticky
  3. 3(in nouns) the action or process of inquiry
  4. 4(also -ie) (in nouns, showing affection) daddy doggie
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: -y