Showing posts with label Nickname. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nickname. Show all posts

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'.