- I.1. a word element representing the third person singular of verbs ending in -y, -ie, and sometimes -ey. See -s2.
2. a word element representing the plural formation of nouns ending in -y, -ie, and sometimes -ey. See -s3.II.1. a noun suffix used especially in talking to children, as in jobbies.
2. an informal suffix for collective nouns, as in cheapies, drinkies.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.