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[mass noun] A process by which a term is formed by adding a bound morpheme (e.g. -ed) to a combination of existing words (e.g. black-eyed from black eye(s) + -ed).
Mid 19th century: from Greek parasunthesis, from para- subsidiary + synthesis.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.