from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Small one: craterlet.
- suffix Something worn on: armlet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix a diminutive suffix; for example:
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- suffix A noun suffix having a diminutive force.
Middle English, from Old French -elet, diminutive suff. : -el (from Latin -ellus) + -et, -et.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Middle French -el, from Latin -ellus + Middle French -et, from Latin -ittus, both diminutive suffixes. Replaced Middle English -el, from Old English -el, -il. (Wiktionary)