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-y

2 suffix
     
-y2 [in nouns]
1 also -ieXX used to make a word or name less formal, and often to show that you care about them - used especially when talking to children:
Where's little Johnny?
my daddy (=my father)
What a nice doggy (=dog)!
2XX used to make nouns from some verbs to show an action:
the expiry date (=the date when something expires)
an inquiry (=the act of inquiring about something)

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