- cvb aff. a diminutive suffix attached to nouns (booklet; piglet; ringlet), and, by extraction from bracelet a suffix denoting a band, ornament, or article of clothing worn on the part of the body specified by the noun (anklet; wristlet)•Etymology: ME -let, -lette < MF -elet, =-el (< L -āle, neut. of -ālis -al I (cf. bracelet) or < L -ellus dim. suffix; cf. -elle, chaplet) +-et -et
From formal English to slang. 2014.