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Jealy

analogy adjective
jealous
 
This new word has a slightly different meaning: it seems to shift the connotational meaning in a more positive direction; if someone is “jealy” of their friend, they are in fact expressing more admiration and support than actual malicious jealousy. “Jealy” is also more likely to be used among friends than as referencing other people.
Etymology : Having reanalyzed “jealous” as ‘jeal’ + ‘-ous’ it is possible to derive the new word “jealy” which has a similar meaning to “jealous” but is used in more casual contexts. While ‘jeal’ is now perceived as a recombinable root, the ‘-y’ ending can be thought of as an equivalent to the perceived ‘-ous’ ending.
Source : “I’m so jealy of your Nikes! Those are awesome!” (paraphrased from spoken language). Oct. 2016.
Last modified: 3 December 2016


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