Origin of -aster1
Definition for -aster (2 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for -aster
suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -aster
Word Origin and History for -aster
word-forming element expressing incomplete resemblance (e.g. poetaster), usually diminutive and deprecatory, from Latin, from Greek -aster, suffix originally forming nouns from verbs ending in -azein, later generalized as a pejorative suffix, e.g. Greek patraster "he who plays the father."