catchy etymology

English word catchy comes from English -y, English catch

Detailed word origin of catchy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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".
catch English (eng) (heading) To capture, overtake.. (heading) To intercept.. (heading) To obtain or experience. (heading) To receive (by being in the way).. (heading) To seize attention, interest.. (heading) To seize hold of.. (heading) To take in with one's senses or intellect.. (intransitive) To be held back or impeded.. (intransitive) To engage with some mechanism; to stick, to succeed in interacting with [...]
catchy English (eng) (dated) Consisting of, or occurring in, disconnected parts or snatches; changeable.. (dated, mostly, figurative) Tending to catch or ensnare; entangling.. Instantly appealing and memorable (of a tune or phrase).

Words with the same origin as catchy

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