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)
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British Dictionary definitions for -rel (1 of 2)
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)
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