-kin


a diminutive suffix of nouns: lambkin.

Origin of -kin

Middle English < Middle Dutch, Middle Low German -ken; cognate with German -chen
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British Dictionary definitions for -kin

-kin


suffix forming nouns

smalllambkin

Word Origin for -kin

from Middle Dutch, of West Germanic origin; compare German -chen
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