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-ey1

1.
variant of -y1 , especially after y: clayey.

-ey2

1.
variant of -y2 , especially after y.
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British Dictionary definitions for -ey

-ey

suffix
1.
a variant of -y1 , -y2

-y1

suffix
1.
(from nouns) characterized by; consisting of; filled with; relating to; resembling: sunny, sandy, smoky, classy
2.
(from verbs) tending to; acting or existing as specified: leaky, shiny
Word Origin
from Old English -ig, -ǣg

-y2

suffix (informal)
1.
denoting smallness and expressing affection and familiarity: a doggy, a granny, Jamie
2.
a person or thing concerned with or characterized by being: a groupie, a fatty
Word Origin
C14: from Scottish -ie, -y, familiar suffix occurring originally in names, as in Jamie (James)
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Slang definitions & phrases for -ey

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-ie

suffix
  1. used to form adjectives Having the quality indicated: comfy/ creepy/ swanky
  2. used to form nouns
  3. Diminutive, affectionate, or familiar versions of what is indicated: auntie/ cubby/ thingy/ tootsie/ folksy
  4. Coming from the place or background indicated: Arky/ Okie/ Yalie
  5. A person of the sort indicated: weirdie/ hippy/ sharpy

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