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"Smith" predates many of the words ending in "smith". Don't we call such formations "compounds"? I think this (and all similar instances) should be redirects to the compound-forming word. Words used in compounds should be marked in some way. How? Also, specifically, how should words that are the "heads" of compounds be marked? A new category? Or should we not make a distinction between such as "black" and "smith". "Black", for example, also appears as a "head" in "bootblack". DCDuring TALK 12:11, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
- I'm thinking delete, I see no evidence that this can be used as a suffix. The fact that the noun smith and the 'suffix' -smith have the same meaning gives it away - in the same way that we don't have an entry for -out despite blackout, breakout (etc.) Mglovesfun (talk) 13:18, 17 August 2010 (UTC)