-kins

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See -kin.

Suffix[edit]

-kins

  1. Forming (often intentionally childish or twee) diminutives of nouns.
    • 2006, Alan Byron, Pilgrimage (page 127)
      “But what about Bobbykins your lovely doggie?” asked his mother plaintively.
    • 2008, Tee Morris, Chuck Tomasi, Evo Terra, Podcasting For Dummies (page 144)
      They can't drive a vehicle, cook a meal, or walk Fluffykins at the same time that they watch your video podcast, so you gain greater audience focus.