Variant of suffix
- a letter, syllable, or group of syllables added at the end of a word or word base to change its meaning, give it grammatical function, or form a new word (Ex.: -ish in smallish, -ed in walked, -ness in darkness)
- anything added to the end of something else
Origin: ModL suffixum from neuter of Classical Latin suffixus, past participle of suffigere, to fasten on beneath from sub-, sub- plush figere, to fix
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