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Diminutive +‎ -ie.

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  1. A diminutive of the female given name Euphemia.
    • 1985 Alice Munro, The Progress of Love, Chatto&Windus 1987, →ISBN, page 7:
      I was named Euphemia, after my mother's mother. A terrible name, such as nobody has nowadays. At home they called me Phemie, but when I started to work, I called myself Fame. My husband, Dan Casey, called me Fame. Then in a bar of the Shamrock Hotel, years later, after my divorce, when I was going out, a man said to me, "Fame, I've been meaning to ask you, just what is it that you are famous for?"