-ancy


a combination of -ance and -y3, used to form nouns denoting state or quality: brilliancy.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of -ancy

<Latin -antia, equivalent to -ant--ant (-ā- thematic vowel + -nt- present participle suffix) + -ia-y3
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for -ancy

-ancy

suffix forming nouns

a variant of -ance, used to indicate condition or qualityexpectancy; poignancy; malignancy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012