from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Condition; state; quality: manhood.
- suffix An instance of a specified state or quality: falsehood.
- suffix A group sharing a specified state or quality: sisterhood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix A condition or state of being the thing or being in the role denoted by the word it is suffixed to, usually a noun.
- suffix A group sharing a specified condition or state.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A termination denoting state, condition, quality, character, totality, as in manhood, childhood, knighthood, brotherhood. Sometimes it is written, chiefly in obsolete words, in the form -head.
Middle English -hed, -hode, from Old English *-hǣdu, -hād.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English -hād, from Proto-Germanic *haiduz, via Middle English -hode (compare -head). Cognate with German -heit, Dutch -heid, Swedish -het, Norwegian -het/-heit, Danish -hed. The Swedish, Norwegian and Danish endings are borrowed from West Germanic. (Wiktionary)
The only other new CBS comedy, being paired with The Big Bang Theory on Thursday, is yet another self-conscious look at "real man"-hood a theme prevalent in several new ABC sitcoms this fall.