from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Characterized by; consisting of: clayey.
- suffix Like: summery.
- suffix To some degree; somewhat; rather: chilly.
- suffix Tending toward; inclined toward: sleepy.
- suffix Condition; state; quality: jealousy.
- suffix Activity: cookery.
- suffix Instance of a specified action: entreaty.
- suffix Place for an activity: cannery.
- suffix Result or product of an activity: laundry.
- suffix Collection; body; group: soldiery.
- suffix Small one: doggy.
- suffix Dear one: sweetie.
- suffix One having to do with or characterized by: townie.
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- suffix Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning "having the quality of".
- suffix Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
- suffix Variation of -ie added to nouns, adjectives and names to form terms of affection.
- suffix Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names.
- suffix Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.
- suffix Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin.
An hour and a half of stand-up and about 40 minutes of my sh---y band, he says.
Sorry, with its -y suffix—meaning “full of” but also used to form pet names—seems more colloquial than regret.
I know hockey coaches love to add a -y to the end of players' names, so I figured maybe he was referring to some player named Hinkshaw that i didn't know.
"Let's bring these people to Radio Sh---y Music Hall tomorrow night and have a f---ing party," Sheen declared at his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour in
Al Green -y organ fills and the way Hamilton sings against the snap of the drums, as though the music all around him was a voice telling him what he doesn't want to hear: that the writing is on the wall, that the love affair is over.
Truly I can, not all the time, but I can take joy at really sh---y situations.
If you've been doing more and more browsing on your phone, then you've likely become used to having almost no "chrome," far more visual tab management, and a more immersive, less "desktop"-y, more manual browsing experience.
Walking into Sonar to escape the late-afternoon heat, Pulling Teeth at first felt like a comforting throwback - the kind of late-'90s Converge -y metallic hardcore that popped up a lot in my high-school years.
"Anything that lived a sh---y life isn't going to give you as many nutrients as something that lived off the land and wasn't given antibiotics."
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.