parelcon (etymology)
Definition - Adding one or more syllables to the end of a word.

Example -
Walkies?

Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek parelkein, to prolong.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1678:
"Parelcon, Protraction, a figure wherein a word or syllable is added to the end of another…."
(Phillips, The New World of Words (ed. 4))



Please comment

Email: