-ette

See also: ette

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the French -ette, the feminine form of the diminutive suffix -et.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ette

  1. Used to form nouns meaning a smaller form of something.
    cigarette, kitchenette, diskette
  2. Used to form nouns meaning the female equivalent of.
    majorette, bachelorette, Smurfette
  3. Used to form nouns meaning an imitation or substitute of something.
    leatherette

Derived termsEdit


SynonymsEdit

(feminine affix):


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ette f ‎(masculine -et)

  1. feminine equivalent of -et

ItalianEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

SuffixEdit

-ette

  1. Used with a stem to form the third-person singular past historic of regular -ere verbs.
SynonymsEdit

Pronunciation 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-ette

  1. feminine plural of -etto

Middle FrenchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ette

  1. -et, -ette (diminutive suffix forming feminine nouns and adjectives)

SynonymsEdit

  • -et (forms masculine nouns and adjectives)

Old FrenchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ette

  1. (late Old French) Alternative form of -ete
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