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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain origin. Perhaps imitative of repeated action.[1]

SuffixEdit

-ety

  1. Added to monosyllabic words, typically nouns or adjectives, to extend their form. Often seen in fanciful compounds.
    dig + ‎-ety → ‎diggety, hot diggety dog
    lick + ‎-ety → ‎lickety, lickety-split

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ -ety, suffix.”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, November 2010.

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