Jan 20, 2017

Wordology, Eke

 If we see the word 'eke' these days, it is usually when we 'eke out' a living, but it comes from an old verb meaning to add, supplement, or grow. It is the same word that gave us 'eke-name' for 'additional name', which later  changed from an 'eke-name' to 'nickname'.