Definition of -hood suffix from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    -hood

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  1. 1the state or quality of childhood falsehood
  2. 2a group of people of the type mentioned the priesthood More Like This Suffixes -able, -age, -al, -ance, -ant, -arian, -ary, -dom, -ee, -er, -ese, -esque, -ess, -fold, -ful, -hood, -ify, -ion, -ish, -ism, -ist, -ista, -ite, -itis, -ize, -less, -let, -ling, -ly, -ment, -most, -ness, -oid, -or, -ous, -shipSee worksheet.
  3. Word Origin Old English -hād, originally an independent noun meaning ‘person, condition, quality’.
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