To speak affectedly.
Other Word Forms of Knack
Origin of Knack
Use as "special skill" from 1580. Possibly from 14th century Middle English krak (“a sharp blow”), knakke, knakken, from Middle Low German, by (onomatopoeia). Latter cognate to German knacken (“to crack”). See also crack.
Middle English knakke from Middle Dutch cnacken to strike, crack probably of imitative origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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