Sy

Sy

[sahy]
noun
a male given name, form of Seymour, Simon, or Silas.
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sy-

variant of syn- before s followed by a consonant and before z: systaltic; syzygy.

-sy

a suffix forming nouns or adjectives, sometimes a diminutive of the base word and usually confined to informal and jocular use (bitsy; footsie; halvsies ); adjectives formed with -sy, may be ironic, implying that the quality in question is self-consciously assumed or feigned (artsy; cutesy; folksy ). The combination of -s3. and -y1. or -y2. in certain words (antsy; gutsy ) should perhaps be considered further instances of this suffix.

Origin:
perhaps orig. two distinct suffixes, one diminutive (as in Betsy, popsy, tootsy) and the other adjectival; sources of both are uncertain

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sy
 
the internet domain name for
Syrian Arab Republic

SY
 
abbreviation for
Seychelles (international car registration)

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sy definition

networking
The country code for Syria.
(1999-01-27)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
SY
Seychelles (international vehicle ID)
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