- aff. a suffix found on abstract nouns borrowed from Latin, usu. denoting a status, role, or function (matrimony; testimony), or a personal quality or kind of behavior (acrimony; sanctimony)•Etymology: < L -mōnium, -mōnia, presumably orig. ders. with -ium -ium I, -ia -ia of -mōn-, an adj. or n. suffix, c. Gk -mōn (see hegemony); cf. alimony
From formal English to slang. 2014.