aff. a suffix, equivalent in meaning to
-ic , occurring orig. in adjectives of Greek origin (analytic), and used esp. in the formation of adjectives from nouns ending in
-sis: neurotic; systaltic[/ex]
Etymology: < Gk -tikos, extracted from adjs. derived with -ikos -ic from agent nouns ending in -tēs; cf. athlete and athletic

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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