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  • A variant of -hood.

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  • suffix Used to create nouns indicating a state, similar to the suffix -hood.
  • suffix Used to form (usually derogatory) words for people who regularly use a specified drug or other substance, such as alcohol, or who are addicted in some way.
  • suffix Used to form words to describe people who are fans of something, especially music.

Etymologies

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From Middle English -hede, -hed, attested from the 12th century, continuing a hypothetical Old English *-haedu, cognate to German -heit, from a Common Germanic suffix of condition or quality, *-haidu-z (Gothic -haidus). Originally restricted to adjectives, the suffix began to be attached to nouns as well from at least the 15th century, leading to confusion with the -hood suffix (Old English -hád), and finally to the wide replacement of -head by -hood even in adjectives.

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Combining form of the noun head.

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