shortage etymology

English word shortage comes from English -age, English short

Detailed word origin of shortage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-age English (eng) Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.. Forming nouns indicating a charge, toll, or fee. Forming nouns indicating a place. Forming nouns indicating a process, action, or a result. Forming nouns indicating a rate. Forming nouns of a state or relationship.
short English (eng) (baseball) A shortstop.. (finance) A short sale.. (finance) A short seller.. (phonetics) A short sound, syllable, or vowel.. (programming) An integer variable shorter than normal integers; usually two bytes long.. A short circuit.. A short film.. A summary account.. Used to indicate a short-length version of a size (cricket, of the manner of bounce of a cricket ball) Relatively far from the [...]
shortage English (eng) A lack or deficiency; an insufficient amount.

Words with the same origin as shortage

Descendants of -age
average footage leverage luggage mileage orphanage package salvage save sewage storage teenage underage voltage wreckage