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a native English suffix of nouns, used to form descriptive names (ruddock, lit., the red one) and diminutives (hillock).

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Origin of -ock

Middle English -ok,Old English -oc, -uc
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-ock

suffix forming nouns

indicating smallnesshillock

Word Origin for -ock

Old English -oc, -uc
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