Origin of speckleMiddle English spakle, diminutive of specke, speck
transitive verb-·led, -·ling
Origin of speckleMiddle English spakle
(third-person singular simple present speckles, present participle speckling, simple past and past participle speckled)
- To mark with speckles.
The noun is from Middle Dutch spekkel; the verb was later coined from the noun, in the late 16th century.