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housty

adjective Conversion, clipping, and affixation
Warm and slightly humid, Houston-like (pertaining to weather).
 
This is an example of conversion from one part of speech to another. Here, the name of a particular city is clipped and converted to an adjective describing the most common weather pattern found in the city. The person who coined the word most likely clipped it for the convenience of a shorter word, and because “housty” simply sounds more appealing than “houstony.” As for the last step of the process, the “-y” affix is a common suffix used to form adjectives, especially from nouns.
Etymology : Conversion of the proper noun Houston into an adjective by clipping the name and adding the suffix “-y”
Source : “The weather is so housty right now!” (friend, November 2011)
Last modified: 30 November 2011


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