adjective Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian kjennspak quick to recognize Date: 1616 chiefly Scottish conspicuous

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  • kenspeckle — I Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Familiar, well known. II Cleveland Dialect List easily recognisable, conspicuous …   English dialects glossary

  • kenspeckle — [ kɛnˌspɛk(ə)l] adjective Scottish conspicuous; easily recognizable. Origin C16: of Scand. origin, prob. based on ON kenna know, perceive and spak , spek wise or wisdom …   English new terms dictionary

  • kenspeckle — ken·speck·le …   English syllables

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  • kenspeckle — adj. Sc. conspicuous. Etymology: kenspeck of Scand. orig.: rel. to KEN …   Useful english dictionary

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