Definitions

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  • suffix Used to form nouns meaning a smaller form of something.
  • suffix Used to form nouns meaning the female equivalent of.
  • suffix Used to form nouns meaning an imitation or substitute of something.

Etymologies

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From the French -ette, (the feminine form of the diminutive suffix -et)

Examples

  • Consider This: The “-ette” ending seems to give this name a youthful, almost flirty, vibe that may not be a plus.

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  • Consider This: The “-ette” ending seems to give this name a youthful, almost flirty, vibe that may not be a plus.

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  • Consider This: The image for Paulette seems as nerdy as Paula’s and as affectionate as Pauline’s, but the “-ette” suffix gives it a French air.

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  • Consider This: The image for Paulette seems as nerdy as Paula’s and as affectionate as Pauline’s, but the “-ette” suffix gives it a French air.

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