ken·​speck·​le ˈken-ˌspe-kəl How to pronounce kenspeckle (audio)
chiefly Scotland

Examples of kenspeckle in a Sentence

the kind of kenspeckle performance art that is much in evidence at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival

Word History


probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian kjennspak quick to recognize

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kenspeckle was in 1616

Dictionary Entries Near kenspeckle

Cite this Entry

“Kenspeckle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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