risky etymology

English word risky comes from English -y, English risk

Detailed word origin of risky

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".
risk English (eng) (transitive) To incur risk (of something).. (transitive) To incur risk as a result of (doing something).. (transitive) To incur risk of harming or jeopardizing. (Formal use in business, engineering, etc.) The potential (conventionally negative) effect of an event, determined by combining the likelihood of the event occurring with the effect should it occur.. (insurance) An entity insured by [...]
risky English (eng) Dangerous, involving risks.

Words with the same origin as risky

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