-kin


a diminutive suffix of nouns: lambkin.

Nearby words

  1. -ive,
  2. -ivus,
  3. -ization,
  4. -ize,
  5. -ji,
  6. -kinesia,
  7. -kinesis,
  8. -kinetic,
  9. -kinin,
  10. -lagnia

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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Word Origin and History for -kin

-kin

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