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Kenneth

[ken-ith]
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noun
  1. a male given name: from an Irish word meaning “handsome.”
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Examples from the Web for kenneth

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  • His sardonic comment brought a sudden chill to Kenneth Torrance.

    Under Arctic Ice

    H.G. Winter

  • Kenneth stopped short, bringing his narrative abruptly to a close.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • The only chair that dismal room contained was occupied by Kenneth.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Kenneth swung round and faced him, hope brightening his eyes.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Gregory was speaking, his hands resting upon Kenneth's shoulder.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini


Word Origin and History for kenneth

Kenneth

masc. proper name, Scottish, from Gaelic Caioneach, literally "handsome, comely."

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