aff. a suffix of nouns, often pejorative, denoting one concerned with (hireling; underling) or forming a diminutive (princeling; duckling)•Etymology: ME, OE, c. OOHG -ling, ON -lingr, Go -liggs; see -le, -ing I II-lingaff. an adverbial suffix expressing direction, position, or state:darkling[/ex]•Etymology: ME, OE; adv. use of gradational var. of lang long I
From formal English to slang. 2014.