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-y1 / ē/ • suffix forming adjectives: 1. (from nouns and adjectives) full of; having the quality of: messy milky mousy. ∎  with depreciatory reference: boozy tinny.2. (from verbs) inclined to; apt to: sticky.-y2 (also -ey or -ie) • suffix forming diminutive nouns and adjectives, nicknames, etc.: aunty Tommy nightie. ∎  forming verbs: shinny.-y3 • suffix forming nouns: 1. denoting a state, condition, or quality: glory jealousy. 2. denoting an action or its result: blasphemy victory.