Definitions

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  • suffix Alternative form of -ity. Used to form abstract nouns from adjectives
  • suffix Nonproductive suffix indicating single-digit integer multiples of ten

Etymologies

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From Middle English -te, from Old French -te, from Latin -tātem, accusative masculine singular of -tās.

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From Middle English -ty, from Old English -tiġ ("-ty"), from Proto-Germanic *tigiwiz, plural of *teguz (“group of ten”), from Proto-Indo-European *déḱ-, *déḱm̥t (“ten”). Cognate with Scots -ty ("-ty"), West Frisian -tich ("-ty"), Dutch -tig ("-ty"), German -zig ("-ty"), Gothic 𐍄𐌹𐌲𐌿𐍃 (tigus, "group of ten, decade"). Related to ten.

Examples

  • She and her best pal, Tony-winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, "would go to the shopping mall and sit in the vibrating chairs at the Brookstone store, stuffing ourselves with muffins and crying about our s---ty careers," recalls Lawless with a laugh.

    Spartacus Star Lucy Lawless is Back With a Vengeance

  • I encourage people to break up if they're in s---ty relationships.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

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