-rel


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

Words nearby -rel

Also -erel.

Origin of -rel

Middle English < Old French -erel, -erelle
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British Dictionary definitions for -rel

-rel

suffix forming nouns

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