a combining form meaning “inhabiting” the thing or place specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words:
inhabiting or living on arenicolous
from latin -cola inhabitant + -ous; related to colere to inhabit
a combining form extracted from hard-core and used especially to form words that name a rebellious, antimainstream lifestyle, social movement, type of music, etc.: emocore; queercore. -core combining form indicating a type of popular music dancecore combining form indicating the number of processing units working in parallel in a computer dual-core
variant of cosmo- as final element of a compound word: microcosm.
a combining form meaning “ruler,” “member of a ruling body,” “advocate of a particular form of rule,” used in the formation of compound words: autocrat; technocrat. compare -cracy. -crat combining form indicating a person who takes part in or is a member of a form of government or cl-ss democrat, technocrat see also -cracy derived […]
-crazy combining word inordinately devoted to or manic over what is indicated: boy-crazy/ kill-crazy/ speed-crazy
-creep combining word a gradual increase in the thing named: my cost-of-living allowance put me into bracket-creep on my income tax/ in somalia we saw mission-creep (1980s+)