a suffix that creates familiar, usually jocular variations of semantically more neutral nouns; normally added to monosyllabic bases, or merged with bases ending in -er: flopperoo; smackeroo; switcheroo.

Nearby words

  1. -eous,
  2. -er,
  3. -erel,
  4. -ergic,
  5. -ern,
  6. -ers,
  7. -ery,
  8. -es,
  9. -esce,
  10. -escence

Origin of -eroo

of unclear orig.; perhaps extracted from buckaroo, though this word appears to have been conformed to a preexisting suffix (or word), the stress and final tense vowel being otherwise unaccounted for

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