libfix

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by American linguist Arnold Zwicky from lib(erated) +‎ -fix.

Noun[edit]

Examples

libfix (plural libfixes)

  1. (linguistics) An affix that has been extracted from an existing word.
    • 2019, Antonio Bartolini; Roberto Cippitani; Valentina Colcelli, editors, Dictionary of Statuses within EU Law [] , Springer, →ISBN, footnote 12, page 324:
      The word ‘preneur’ is considered as a neologism or a libfix, identifying people that exercise particular economic activities, such as: (1) a mompreneur []

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