Definition of CY

 (Entry 1 of 2)

calendar year

Definition of -cy (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : action : practice mendicancy
2 : rank : office chaplaincy
3 : body : class magistracy
4 : state : quality bankruptcy often replacing a final -t or -te of the base word accuracy

History and Etymology for CY

Noun suffix

Middle English -cie, from Anglo-French, from Latin -tia, partly from -t- (final stem consonant) + -ia -y, partly from Greek -tia, -teia, from -t- (final stem consonant) + -ia, -eia -y

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English Language Learners Definition of -cy

: the state of having a particular quality

: the action or practice of a particular type of person

: the state of having a particular role or rank

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plural -cies

Kids Definition of -cy

1 : action : practice piracy
2 : rank : office
3 : body : class
4 : state : quality accuracy bankruptcy

Medical Definition of Cy

cyanogen

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