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Not a formative suffix; simply the word stuff used as the second half of a compound. --EncycloPetey 03:06, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Delete. Mglovesfun (talk) 04:14, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Delete DCDuring TALK 09:24, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Go ahead and delete it if you want to, but only if there's a sense at stuff (which I don't know if there is yet) that covers this use. — lexicógrafo | háblame — 11:56, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Sounds not entirely unreasonable. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:57, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
  • It would be much easier to be able to infer the meanings of the word when used as an element of a compound if we had a category of words compounded from it. A simple analog to the current state of the categories created by {{prefix}} and {{suffix}} would suffice for now. We could make more distinctions (such as position and head) later. It would also be handy if all of these templates could facilitate links to sections. (Obviously, a link that was based on the gloss would be better.)
Using "what links here" from stuff mostly generates non-English terms. Using OneLook, I found the following spelled-solid terms: breadstuff, dyestuff, feedstuff, greenstuff, hardstuff, lodestuff, veinstuff (for stuff#Noun) and restuff, overstuff for stuff#Verb. The first four noun senses use "stuff" with about the same sense and the same relationship to the other element of the compound. The mining senses have a different relation to the other term, I think. There are also what might be similar uses of stuff not spelled solid, eg glad stuff (cocaine). DCDuring TALK 16:08, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
As far as open compounds, M-W also has coarse stuff, fine stuff, gauge stuff, having to do with plaster, as well as blue stuff, garden stuff, hot stuff, kid stuff, kitchen stuff, mind stuff, red stuff, rough stuff (or roughstuff), serving stuff, ship stuff, small stuff, sob stuff, thick stuff, washing stuff, and white stuff. — lexicógrafo | háblame — 16:42, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Deleted. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:30, 28 September 2010 (UTC)