Knack meaning

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The definition of a knack is a clever skill or special talent for doing something quickly.

An example of knack is the ability to cook something delicious for unexpected dinner guests.

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A special talent or skill, especially one difficult to explain or teach.

A knack for writing song lyrics.

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A tendency or pattern of behavior.
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Ability to do something easily; particular skill.
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(archaic) A knickknack; trinket; trifle.
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A readiness in performance; aptness at doing something; skill; facility; dexterity.
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Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device.
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Origin of knack

  • Middle English knakke from Middle Dutch cnacken to strike, crack probably of imitative origin

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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary