Definitions

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  • suffix Variation of -y forming diminutive or affectionate forms of nouns or names.
  • suffix Variation of -y forming archaic nouns and adjectives like litanie (litany) or prettie (pretty)

Etymologies

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Earlier form of -y

Examples

  • •Australians may shorten words and add “-ie” pronounced “ee” to the ends of them.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • •Australians may shorten words and add “-ie” pronounced “ee” to the ends of them.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • •Australians may shorten words and add “-ie” pronounced “ee” to the ends of them.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • Putting an -ie on the end of words supposedly makes it easier for babies to distinguish them.

    Be Prepared

  • Putting an -ie on the end of words supposedly makes it easier for babies to distinguish them.

    Be Prepared

  • The UN however did not authorize or agree to the UK attempting to take over Libya or kill their leader - neither did the UN agree to foreign forces in Libya - Gaddafi was right all along - this war is all about foreigners in Libya destablizing the country -ie, the UK and their useless SAS.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • The rest of them are a somehow less creative form of hockey nicknames, which are generally just variants of the person's last name ending in -s, -ie -y or -er.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Most loans and payments are "tied"-ie, the recipient must spend the money with Chinese companies.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

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