aff. a suffix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “like,”“having the nature of”; used to form nouns: phyllodeCompare -oid•Etymology: < Gk -ōdēs II-odeaff. a combining form meaning “way,”“path,” used esp. in the names of devices through which electrical current passes:electrode[/ex]•Etymology: < Gk -odos, comb. form of hodós
From formal English to slang. 2014.