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(heavy)-ass

suffix; blending (or compounding)
A suffix used to as an intensifier in the same way as very.
 
Whether words formed are blends or compounds is unclear since like a compound, new words are formed without portmanteau. However, like a blend, the new word has a meaning of its own (rather than a combination of the meanings of its two roots).
Etymology : A suffix attached to adjectives to intensify the existing meaning.
Source : “That’s a heavy-ass box.” (friend 9/15/17)
Last modified: 3 December 2017


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