- a small spot, mark, or stain
- a very small bit; particle
Origin of speckMiddle English specke ; from Old English specca: for Indo-European base see spark
- A small spot, mark, or discoloration.
- A tiny amount; a bit: not a speck of truth in her story.
transitive verbspecked, speck·ing, specks
Origin of speckMiddle English specke, from Old English specca.
(third-person singular simple present specks, present participle specking, simple past and past participle specked)
- To mark with specks; to speckle.
- paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture
From Old English specca (“small spot, stain”).