Freckle Definition

frĕkəl
freckled, freckles, freckling
noun
freckles
A small, brownish spot on the skin, esp. as a result of exposure to the sun.
Webster's New World
verb
freckled, freckles, freckling
To dot or become dotted with freckles or spots of color.
American Heritage
To cause freckles to appear on.
Webster's New World
To become spotted with freckles.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Freckle

Noun

Singular:
freckle
Plural:
freckles

Origin of Freckle

  • Middle English freken, frekel, from Old Norse freknur (plural) (compare Swedish fräknar, Danish fregner), s-less variant of Proto-Germanic *sprekalą 'freckle' (compare dialectal Norwegian sprekla, Middle High German spreckel), from Proto-Indo-European *sp(h)er(e)g- 'to strew, sprinkle'. Cognate with Albanian fruth (“measles”). More at spark. Related to spry, sprack.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English frakles freckles alteration of fraknes probably of Scandinavian origin Old Norse freknōttr freckly

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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