aff. a combining form meaning “having the number of kinds or parts” or “multiplied the number of times” specified by the initial element:
fourfold; manyfold[/ex]
Etymology: ME; OE -fald, -feald, c. OFris, OS -fald, OHG -falt, ON -faldr, Go -falths, all repr. the Gmc base of fold I; akin to Gk -ploos, -plous (see diplo-), L -plus (see double), -plex -plex

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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