- a spot or small patch of color, etc.; speck: flecks of sunlight
- a small piece; particle; flake
Origin of fleckOld Norse flekkr, akin to Middle Dutch vlecke, German fleck from Indo-European an unverified form pl??-, variant, variety of base an unverified form pl??-: see flay
Origin of fleckME *flekken (found only in pp. flekked), prob. < ON flekka < flekkr
- A tiny mark or spot: flecks of mica in the rock.
- A small bit or flake: a fleck of dandruff.
transitive verbflecked, fleck·ing, flecks
Origin of fleckProbably from Middle English flekked spotted Old Norse flekkr spot
(third-person singular simple present flecks, present participle flecking, simple past and past participle flecked)
From Middle English flekked, from Old Norse flekka (“to spot”), from Proto-Germanic *flekk-.
- A surname.