(preceded by the and an initial letter) a euphemistic way of referring to a word by its first letter because it is considered to be in some way unmentionable by the user the c-word, meaning cancer
used in real or mock euphemisms to avoid saying a taboo or repulsive word: c-word, ”cancer”/ f-word, ”f-ck”/ l-word, ”liberal”/ t-word, ”taxes” (1980s+)
-worth as final element in place names, is from o.e. worþ “enclosed place, homestead.”
a combining form of worthy, occurring in adjectives that have the general sense “deserving of, fit for” (blameworthy; newsworthy; noteworthy; trustworthy), “capable of travel in or on” (airworthy; roadworthy; seaworthy), as specified by the first word of the compound.
chiefly british variant of -tion: connexion; inflexion.
a native english suffix of adjectives meaning “characterized by or inclined to” the substance or action of the word or stem to which the suffix is attached: juicy; grouchy; rumbly; dreamy. sometimes used to mean “allowing, fostering, or bringing about” the specified action: sippy. also, -ey1 . -y2 a noun-forming suffix with a variety of […]
variant of -er1. after w: bowyer; lawyer; sawyer.