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From Middle English -ock, from Old English -oc, -uc ‎(diminutive suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-ukaz ‎(diminutive suffix). Akin to Old Saxon -ik ‎(diminutive suffix), German -ich, Middle Low German -ken ‎(diminutive suffix), Middle Dutch -kin, Old Norse -kr ‎(diminutive suffix). More at -kin.



  1. Forming nouns from nouns, originally with a diminutive sense.
    hillock, haddock, bullock, drillock, maddock, paddock

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