- obsolete Used to form past participles of verbs. alternative spelling of y-.
- A form of prefix in-, used before gn, as in ignoble, ignominy, and ignore.
- Jamaica Used to transform English words into words used by Rastafarians with a special meaning.
- Alluding to cutting-edge or fashionable digital devices and computer programs, especially those from Apple.
GNU Webster's 1913
- See y-.
- Popularized in the name of the iMac line of computers (1998). (Wiktionary)
“Mitsubishi Motors Corp. delivered about 100 of its i- MiEV minicar since it started taking orders in October 2009.”
“By the time the i- prefix was fleshed out, Apple had transformed itself from a culty computer maker to a major religion.”
“According to Apple's ad agency, i- was meant to stand for "Internet," with overtones of "individual" and probably the first-person pronoun as well.”
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