kenspeckle

kenspeckle

[ken-spek-uhl]
adjective Scot. and North England.
conspicuous; easily seen or recognized.
Also, kenspeckled.


Origin:
1705–15; derivative (see -le) of kenspeck (< Scandinavian; compare Norwegian kjennespak quick at recognizing, literally, know-clever); see ken

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kenspeckle (ˈkɛnˌspɛkəl)
 
adj
(Scot) easily seen or recognized
 
[C18: from dialect kenspeck, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse kennispecki power of recognition; related to ken]

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