-ese

-ese [ēz, ēs]
[OFr -eis, It -ese < L -ensis] suffix
1. forming adjectives
a) of a country or place [Javanese]
b) in the language or dialect of [Cantonese]
c) in the style of [Carlylese]
2. forming nouns
a) a person born or living in [Portuguese]
b) the language or dialect of [Brooklynese]
c) the style of or the jargon associated with: often used jocularly or derogatorily to form nonce words [journalese]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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