fleck

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See also: Fleck, fléck, and Fléck

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *flekk, *flekke (attested in Middle English flekked (spotted, flecked)), from Old Norse flekkr (spot), from Proto-Germanic *flekk-. Cognate with Dutch vlek, German Fleck, Swedish fläck.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /flɛk/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛk

Noun[edit]

fleck (plural flecks)

  1. A flake
  2. A lock, as of wool.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of J. Martin to this entry?)
  3. A small spot or streak; a speckle.

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Verb[edit]

fleck (third-person singular simple present flecks, present participle flecking, simple past and past participle flecked)

  1. (transitive) To mark with small spots
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803:
      So this was my future home, I thought! [] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

fleck

  1. second-person singular imperative of flecken