1. east-southeast.

  1. a suffix forming adjectival derivatives of place names, especially countries or cities; frequently used nominally to denote the inhabitants of the place or their language: Faroese; Japanese; Vietnamese; Viennese. By analogy with such language names, -ese occurs in coinages denoting in a disparaging, often facetious way a characteristic jargon, style, or accent: Brooklynese; bureaucratese; journalese; computerese.

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  1. east-southeast

suffix forming adjectives, suffix forming nouns

  1. indicating place of origin, language, or styleCantonese; Japanese; journalese

word-forming element from Old French -eis (Modern French -ois, -ais), from Vulgar Latin, from Latin -ensem, -ensis “belonging to” or “originating in.”

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