libfix

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English[edit]

Examples

-gate from Watergate, -nap from kidnap, franken- from Frankenstein.

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Arnold Zwicky from liberated +‎ -fix.

Noun[edit]

libfix (plural libfixes)

  1. (linguistics) An affix that has been extracted from an existing word.