sonny etymology

English word sonny comes from English -y, English son

Detailed word origin of sonny

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".
son English (eng) (UK, colloquial) An informal address to a friend or person of equal authority.. A familiar address to a male person from an older or otherwise more authoritative person.. A male adopted person in relation to his adoption parents.. A male descendant.. A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.. A male person who has such a close relationship with an [...]
sonny English (eng) (colloquial, pejorative) form of address to express comtempt, warning etc.. A familiar form of address for a boy.

Words with the same origin as sonny

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