-ee etymology

English word -ee comes from English -y, English -ee (Used to form diminutives.)

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Detailed word origin of -ee

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-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
-ee English (eng) Used to form diminutives.

Words with the same origin as -ee

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny crazy creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony
Descendants of -ee
bootee goatee settee