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Dictionary of affixes

This dictionary contains more than 1,250 entries, illustrated by some 10,000 examples, all defined and explained. It’s based on my book Ologies and Isms: Word Beginnings and Endings, published by Oxford University Press in 2002.

That went out of print in 2008 and I immediately made it available as a free service. For more about the site, see the Introduction. For more about me, see About the author.

The site is currently undergoing a series of revisions and updates. For details, see the Site updates page.

Copyright © Michael Quinion 2008–. All rights reserved. Last updated 20 July 2020. Your comments are very welcome.