kenspeckle

or ken·speck·led

[ken-spek-uh l]

Origin of kenspeckle

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

adjective
  1. Scot easily seen or recognized

Word Origin for kenspeckle

C18: from dialect kenspeck, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse kennispecki power of recognition; related to ken
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