a suffix used in forming nouns, often derogatory, referring especially to occupation, habit, or association: gamester; songster; trickster.
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English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
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Origin of -ster
Middle English; Old English -estre; cognate with Dutch -ster, Middle Low German -(e)ster
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British Dictionary definitions for -ster
suffix forming nouns
indicating a person who is engaged in a certain activityprankster; songster Compare -stress
indicating a person associated with or being something specifiedmobster; youngster
Word Origin for -ster
Old English -estre
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