-ette

noun suffix

Definition of -ette

1 :little one
  • kitchenette
2 :female
  • farmerette

Origin and Etymology of -ette

French, feminine diminutive suffix, from Old French -ete — more at -et


-ETTE Defined for English Language Learners

-ette

noun suffix

Definition of -ette for English Language Learners

  • : little one

  • : female


-ETTE Defined for Kids

-ette

noun suffix \ ˈet \

Definition of -ette for Students

1 :little one
  • kitchenette
2 :female
  • drum majorette

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