the cutting off or dropping of the last sound or sounds of a word (Ex.: mos' for most)
Origin of apocopeLate Latin from Classical Greek apokop?, a cutting off from apokoptein, to cut off from apo-, from + koptein, to cut off
The loss of one or more sounds from the end of a word, as in Modern English sing from Middle English singen.
Origin of apocopeLate Latin from Greek apokopē from apokoptein to cut off apo- apo- koptein to cut
OriginSee also: apocopé
From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀποκοπή (apokopḗ), ἀποκόπτω (apokóptō, “cut off”).