choosy etymology

English word choosy comes from English -y, English choose

Detailed word origin of choosy

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".
choose English (eng) (dialectal, or, obsolete) Scope for choice.. (dialectal, or, obsolete) The act of choosing; selection.. (dialectal, or, obsolete) The power, right, or privilege of choosing; election. To decide to act in a certain way.. To elect.. To pick; to make the choice of; to select.. To wish; to desire; to prefer. (mathematics) The binomial coefficient of the previous and following number.
choosy English (eng) Taking care when choosing that what is chosen best suits one's tastes, desires or requirements.

Words with the same origin as choosy

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