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Archy

[ ahr-chee ]
/ ˈɑr tʃi /
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noun

a male given name, form of Archibald.

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-archy

a combining form meaning “rule,” “government,” forming abstract nouns usually corresponding to personal nouns ending in -arch: monarchy; oligarchy.

Origin of -archy

Middle English -archie<Latin -archia<Greek, equivalent to arch(os) or -arch(ēs) -arch + -ia-y3
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British Dictionary definitions for Archy

-archy

n combining form

government; ruleanarchy; monarchy
-archic, adj combining form-archist, n combining form
from Greek -arkhia; see -arch
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