CY

1 of 2

abbreviation

calendar year

-cy

2 of 2

noun suffix

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

Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near CY

Cite this Entry

“CY.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/CY. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

-cy

noun suffix
plural -cies
1
: action : practice
prophecy
piracy
2
: rank : office
captaincy
3
: state : quality
accuracy
bankruptcy
normalcy
Etymology

Noun suffix

derived from Latin -tia "action, quality"

Medical Definition

Cy

abbreviation
cyanogen
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