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错分裂词，来自an eke name,额外的名字，eke,增加，词源同augment.
- nickname:  A nickname is etymologically an ‘additional name’. The word was originally ekename, whose eke ‘addition’ was a derivative of the verb eke (as in ‘eke out’). But by the 15th century an ekename was becoming misinterpreted as a nekename – hence nickname (the same process produced newt  from ewt, ancestor of modern English eft ‘newt’, and the reverse happened to adder, apron, and umpire).
- nickname (n.)
- mid-15c., misdivision of ekename (c. 1300), an eke name, literally "an additional name," from Old English eaca "an increase," related to eacian "to increase" (cognate with Old Norse auknafn, Swedish öknamn, Danish ögenavn; see eke; also see N). As a verb from 1530s. Related: Nicknamed; nicknaming.
- 1. The vital clue to the killer's identity was his nickname, Peanuts.
- 2. Andrew roared with delight when he heard Rachel's nickname for the baby.
- 3. His family's Cantonese nickname for him translates as Never Sits Still.
- 4. She professed to hate her nickname.
- 5. She delighted in the nickname, the "iron lady".
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