Meaning of Sy


Pronunciation: (sī), [key]
— n.
  1. a male given name, form ofor


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofbefore s followed by a consonant and before z: systaltic; syzygy.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a suffix forming nouns or adjectives, sometimes a diminutive of the base word and usually confined to informal and jocular use (bitsy; footsie; halvsies); adjectives formed withmay be ironic, implying that the quality in question is self-consciously assumed or feigned (artsy; cutesy; folksy). The combination of and or in certain words (antsy; gutsy) should perhaps be considered further instances of this suffix.
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