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

 

-ling

 suffix
suffix
BrE BrE//lɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lɪŋ//
 
 
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(in nouns) (sometimes disapproving) small; not important duckling princeling 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.

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