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a noun suffix having a diminutive or pejorative force: wastrel.

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Origin of -rel

Middle English <Old French -erel, -erelle

Definition for -rel (2 of 2)

rel.

abbreviation

relating.
relative.
relatively.
released.
religion.
religious.
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British Dictionary definitions for -rel (1 of 2)

-rel

suffix forming nouns

mainly disparaging indicating a person or thing viewed as diminutive, trivial, or worthlessmongrel; wastrel

British Dictionary definitions for -rel (2 of 2)

rel.

abbreviation for

relating
relative(ly)
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