aff. a combining form meaning “something written, drawn, or plotted”diagram; epigram[/ex]“a written or drawn symbol or sequence of symbols” (ideogram; pentagram); “a message” (telegram); “an image or graphic record made by an instrument or as part of a diagnostic procedure”electrocardiogram[/ex]Compare -graph•Etymology: < Gk -gramma, comb. form of grámma something written or drawn II-gramwam aff.a combining form of gram I:kilogram[/ex]III-gramtgp aff.a combining form extracted from telegram , used in the titles of newsletters, direct-mail solicitations, etc. (culturegram; electiongram) or the names, sometimes humorous, of personally delivered messages or giftscandygram; strippergram[/ex]
From formal English to slang. 2014.