- aff. a suffix meaning “resembling,”“like,” used in the formation of adjectives and nouns, and often implying an incomplete or imperfect resemblance to what is indicated by the preceding element: alkaloid; humanoid; planetoidCompare -ode I•Etymology: < Gk -oeidēs=-o- -o - +-eidēs having the form of, der. of eîdos form (see eidetic)
From formal English to slang. 2014.