To-be meaning

to͝o-bē
To-be is defined as something that which will come in the future.

An example of to-be used as a suffix is in the phrase "doctor to-be" which means a person who will be a doctor in the future.

suffix
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(rare) The future, that which is to come.
noun
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That is to be; future. Often used postpositively and in combination.

A graduate-to-be.

adjective
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Future; that will be (as specified) in the future.

Bride-to-be, father-to-be.

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Origin of to-be

  • From to +"Ž be.

    From Wiktionary