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-y [or] -ey1

part of speech: suffix
definition 1: a suffix that means "full of" or "made of."
A muddy puddle is full of mud.
definition 2: a suffix that means "like."
A grouchy person is a person who acts like a grouch.
definition 3: a suffix that means "somewhat."
Coppery hair is hair with a color somewhat like copper.
definition 4: a suffix that means "likely to."
A sticky substance is something that is likely to stick.