Cognate with Dutch -st.
- See -er for notes on the usage of this suffix to form superlatives.
- Occasionally, the -est suffix will be added to a verb as a substitute for "most X". An example is winningest.
superlative of adjectives and adverbs
second-person singular present tense of verbs
- -ost, -ust
- suffix forming feminine nouns, originally from verbs