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-ette

-ette

See also: ette

English

Suffix

-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 terms

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Synonyms

(feminine affix):


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛt/

Suffix

-ette f (masculine -et)

  1. feminine equivalent of -et

Italian

Pronunciation 1

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛt.te/

Suffix

-ette

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

Pronunciation 2

  • IPA(key): /ˈet.te/

Suffix

-ette

  1. feminine plural of -etto

Middle French

Suffix

-ette

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

Synonyms

  • -et (forms masculine nouns and adjectives)

Old French

Suffix

-ette

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