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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
Other definitions for -rel (2 of 2)
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How to use -rel in a sentence
We each catalog each other, all the time, just in case,” said Ariel Schulman, who goes by “Rel.The Hottest Property at Sundance|Nicole LaPorte|January 25, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Aquarelle, ak-wa-rel′, n. water-colour painting, or a painting in water-colours.
I have knows he is that new saw rel horse I have heard the grandpa at the ranch-house say he was going to get.The Story of Opal|Opal Whiteley
Pickerel, pik′e-rel, n. an American pike: a wading bird, the dunlin.
That pick'rel pulled and I hung on and he took me clear to the bottom in eighteen foot of water.Days in the Open|Lathan A. Crandall
I done know you is Mars Peters relatifs; but sho it dont seem like you was rel blood kin to de Stowers.The Corner House Girls|Grace Brooks Hill
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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