1. a suffix found in nouns denoting action or process, product or result of action, person or persons acting, often irregularly attached, as in blockade, escapade, masquerade.

2. a noun suffix indicating a drink made of a particular fruit, as in orangeade.
{French, from Provençal -ada, from Latin -āta; in some words from Spanish and Portuguese -ado, Italian -ato, from Latin -ātus}
a collective suffix, variant of -ad (def. 1), as in decade.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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