[ speks ]
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plural nounInformal.
  1. spectacles; eyeglasses.

Origin of specs

First recorded in 1800–10; by shortening

Words Nearby specs

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How to use specs in a sentence

  • Manny a face wearin' side whiskers an' gold rimmed specs peers fr'm th' windows iv th' black Maria.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • Here imagine Brer Bear putting on his specs and reading from the book.

  • In a plank, in a play sole, in a heated red left tree there is shut in specs with salt be where.

    Tender Buttons | Gertrude Stein
  • "You won't be there long, specs," Bunny promised cheerfully, picking up the bat.

  • "Look here," whispered the excited specs, as he pulled Bunny to one side.

British Dictionary definitions for specs


/ (spɛks) /

pl ninformal
  1. short for spectacles

  2. short for specifications: See specification

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