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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix One that habitually or excessively is in a specified condition or performs a specified action: drunkard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix someone who is in a specified condition e.g. a drunkard

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The termination of many English words; It usually has the sense of one who has to a high or excessive degree the quality expressed by the root.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A suffix in nouns of French origin or of a French type.

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin; see kar- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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