aff. a suffix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “like,”“having the nature of”; used to form nouns: phyllode
Compare -oid
Etymology: < Gk -ōdēs II
aff. a combining form meaning “way,”“path,” used esp. in the names of devices through which electrical current passes:
Etymology: < Gk -odos, comb. form of hodós

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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