-aço

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -āceus.

Suffix[edit]

-aço m (feminine -aça, plural -aços, feminine plural -aças)

  1. Forming augmentatives; words expressing greatness or size
    gol (goal)golaço (a nice football goal)
    ponto (point)pontaço (a nice point scored)
    corpo (body)corpaço (a sexy body)

Usage notes[edit]

In Brazil, people more commonly use the augmentative -ão when meaning "a sexy body", referring to it as corpão.

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