-ette

UK [et] / US suffix
1) used with some nouns to make nouns describing something small

a kitchenette (= a small kitchen)

2) used with some nouns to make nouns referring to women

usherette (= a woman whose job is to take people to their seats in a theatre)

3) used with some nouns to make nouns meaning a substance that looks like something else

leatherette (= a substance that looks like leather)


English dictionary. 2014.

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