knack


knack

noun \ˈnak\

: an ability, talent, or special skill needed to do something

Full Definition of KNACK

1
a :  a clever trick or stratagem
b :  a clever way of doing something
2
:  a special ready capacity that is hard to analyze or teach
3
archaic :  an ingenious device; broadly :  toy, knickknack

Examples of KNACK

  1. <she's tried every knack in Cupid's book to get her guy to marry her>
  2. <a jazz musician with an incredible knack for improvisation>

Origin of KNACK

Middle English knak
First Known Use: 14th century

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