barbie etymology

English word barbie comes from English -ie, English barbecue

Detailed word origin of barbie

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ie English (eng) (occasionally, sometimes, derogatory) Forming nouns signifying the person associated with suffixed noun or verb.. Forming diminutive or affectionate forms of nouns or names.
barbecue English (eng) (dated) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.. (obsolete) A framework of sticks.. A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.. A floor on which coffee beans are sun-dried.. A meal or event highlighted by food cooked in such an apparatus.. Meat, especially pork or beef, which has [...]
barbie English (eng) (Australia, New Zealand, UK, informal) A barbecue (apparatus for grilling).. (Australia, New Zealand, UK, informal) A barbecue (event: cookout).

Words with the same origin as barbie

Descendants of -ie
anyone auntie birdie blondie bookie brownie cutie doggie girlie hottie junkie maggie movie one rookie someone sweetie un wan yan yen young youth youthful