[alternate form of -ES, assimilated to prec. voiceless sounds as (s) and to S voiced sounds as (z) when those sounds are not sibilants] suffix
1. forming the plural of most nouns [hips, shoes]
2. forming the 3d pers. sing., pres. indic., of certain verbs [shouts, gives, runs]
3. forming some adverbs [betimes, days]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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