- 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.