American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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 Dicken, a medieval diminutive form of Dick + the patronymic suffix -s. (Wiktionary)
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