-ie

-ie [ē]
[earlier form of -Y1: revitalized in contr. MOVIE] suffix forming nouns
1. small or little (person or thing specified): often used to express affection [doggie, lassie]
2.
a) one that is as specified [softie]
b) one connected with [groupie, townie, roadie]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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