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