a suffix occurring as the final element in informal shortenings of nouns (ammo; combo; condo; limo; promo); -o, also forms nouns, usually derogatory, for persons or things exemplifying or -ssociated with that specified by the base noun or adjective (cheapo; pinko; sicko; weirdo; wino).
a suffix occurring in colloquial noun or adjective derivatives, usually grammatically isolated, as in address:
cheerio; kiddo; neato; righto.
forming informal and slang variants and abbreviations, esp of nouns wino, lie doggo, jacko
probably special use of oh
used to form adjectives
having the indicated characteristics: berserko/ luxo/ neato/ sicko/ wrongo
used to form nouns 2: foldo/ freako/ klutzo/ muso •this fanciful formation is increasingly current
double-o, five-o, four-o, single-o
[1960s+; fr a humorous imitation of spanish or italian words, more probably spanish because of the similar el -o pattern of coinage]
a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds containing the ester or >c=o group of the compound specified by the initial element: benzoate.
a native english suffix of nouns, used to form descriptive names (ruddock, lit., the red one) and diminutives (hillock). -ock suffix indicating smallness hillock word origin old english -oc, -uc
a suffix of nouns, appearing in loanwords from greek, where it meant “like”; used in the formation of compound words: phyllode. compare -oid. -ode2 a combining form meaning “way,” “road,” used in the formation of compound words: anode; electrode. origin -ode1 combining form denoting resemblance nematode word origin from greek -ōdēs, from eidos shape, form […]
a combining form meaning “having teeth” of the kind or number specified by the initial element: diphyodont; selenodont. compare -odus. -odont combining form, combining form having teeth of a certain type; -toothed acrodont word origin from greek odōn tooth
-odontia suff. the form of, condition of, or manner of treating the teeth: orthodontia.