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used to form adjectives Having the quality indicated
: comfy/ creepy/ swanky
used to form nouns
Diminutive, affectionate, or familiar versions of what is indicated
: auntie/ cubby/ thingy/ tootsie/ folksy
Coming from the place or background indicated
: Arky/ Okie/ Yalie
A person of the sort indicated
: weirdie/ hippy/ sharpy
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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