A suffix used to form adjectives and nouns denoting an inhabitant or language of a country or city (Japanese; Milanese; Viennese). Can also be used in a derogatory sense; character or style, especially of language (officialese).

Origin: Old French -eis, ultimately from Latin -ensis

(06 Feb 2009)

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