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I was wondering how to use the -ичк on the English word for 'ball(-y)' (cutesy form). Is it мячк?

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It's мячик, with -ик suffix.

See also What do you add to a word to make it cute?

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Actually I would argue that the masculine analogue of the -ичк suffix is -ишк, not -чик.

Thus:

мужик — мужичишка

заяц — зайчишка

холм — холмишко

сыч — сычишко

мяч — мячишко.

Symmetrically, the feminine form of -ик is -иц:

вода — водица

кобыла — кобылица

небыль — небылица

etc.

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