[ ken-spek-uh l ]
/ ˈkɛnˌspɛk əl /
adjective Scot. and North England.
conspicuous; easily seen or recognized.
Why Is New York City Known As “The Big Apple” And “Gotham”?New York City goes by many names, such as the “City that Never Sleeps” and the less humble “Center of the Universe.” But the Big Apple is the most kenspeckled. There are many rumors about the history of the nickname. Did the city used to be filled with apple orchards? Does the name originate with a brothel madam named Eve? Actually, the widespread use of …
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/ (ˈkɛnˌspɛkəl) /
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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