Entry from British & World English dictionary
An additional name; a nickname.
- The name sounds like that of a quarrelsome fellow who gained the eke-name of Nettle.
- The people have given me the eke name of Pinchsniff, although I really cannot imagine why.
- Arngrim was as famous for his family as for the learning which won him his eke-name.
Middle English: from eke meaning 'addition' (see nickname).
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