from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Dickens, Charles John Huffam Pen name Boz. 1812-1870. British writer known for his tales of Victorian life and times. His works, which first appeared in serialized form, include The Pickwick Papers (1836-1837), Oliver Twist (1837-1838), and David Copperfield (1849-1850).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A patronymic surname.
  • proper n. Charles Dickens, English novelist.


From Dicken, a medieval diminutive form of Dick + the patronymic suffix -s. (Wiktionary)



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