et

1 of 6

dialectal past tense and past participle of eat

Et

2 of 6

abbreviation (1)

ethyl

ET

3 of 6

noun

ET

4 of 6

abbreviation (2)

eastern time

-et

5 of 6

noun suffix (1)

: small one
baronet
cellaret

-et

6 of 6

noun suffix

: group
octet

Word History

Etymology

Noun suffix (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French -et, masculine, & -ete, feminine, from Late Latin -itus & -ita

Noun suffix

duet

First Known Use

Noun

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of et was in 1981

Dictionary Entries Near et

Cite this Entry

“Et.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/et. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

-et

1 of 2 noun suffix
ˈet,
ˌet,
ət,
it
: small one : lesser one
baronet
cellaret

-et

2 of 2 noun suffix
: group
octet
Etymology

Noun suffix

derived from Latin -itus, -ita (noun suffix) "small one"

Noun suffix

from duet

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