- -y1suffix forming adjectives:1》 (from nouns and adjectives) full of; having the quality of: messy.↘with derogatory reference: boozy.2》 (from verbs) apt to: sticky.OriginOE -ig, of Gmc origin.————————-y2(also -ey or -ie)suffix forming diminutive nouns, pet names, etc.: aunty.↘forming verbs: shinny.OriginME: orig. Scots.————————-y3suffix forming nouns:1》 denoting a state or quality: jealousy.2》 denoting an action or its result: victory.Originfrom Fr. -ie, from L. -ia, -ium, or Gk -eia, -ia.
English new terms dictionary. 2014.