-ette

noun suffix

1
: little one
kitchenette
2
: female
farmerette

Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near -ette

Cite this Entry

“-ette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ette. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

-ette

noun suffix
ˈet,
ˌet,
ət,
it
1
: little one
kitchenette
2
: female
majorette
Etymology

derived from early French -ette, feminine form of -et "small one"

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