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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrapnoun

    a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

    "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

  2. spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculationverb

    a small contrasting part of something

    "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"

  3. spot, fleck, blob, blotverb

    make a spot or mark onto

    "The wine spotted the tablecloth"


  1. flecknoun

    A flake

  2. flecknoun

    A lock, as of wool.

  3. flecknoun

    A small spot or streak; a speckle.

  4. fleckverb

    To mark with small spots

  5. Etymology: From flekked, from flekka, from flekk-.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To FLECKverb

    To spot; to streak; to stripe; to dapple; to variegate.

    Etymology: fleck, German, a spot, Stephen Skinner: perhaps it is derived from fleak, or fleke, an old word for a grate, hurdle, or any thing made of parts laid transverse, from the Islandick flake.

    Let it not see the dawning fleck the skies,
    Nor the grey morning from the ocean rise. George Sandys.

    Fleck’d in her face, and with disorder’d hair,
    Her garments ruffled, and her bosom bare. John Dryden, Juven.

    Both fleck’d with white, the true Arcadian strain. Dryden.


  1. Fleck

    Fleck is a surname.


  1. fleck

    A fleck is a tiny spot, mark or particle, often of color or light. It is usually used to describe a small contrasting part or detail within something larger or a whole. It can also refer to tiny pieces or fragments scattered or streaked on a surface.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flecknoun

    a flake; also, a lock, as of wool

  2. Flecknoun

    a spot; a streak; a speckle

  3. Flecknoun

    to spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple

  4. Etymology: [Cf. Icel. flekkr; akin to Sw. flck, D. vlek, G. fleck, and perh. to E. flitch.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fleck

    flek, n. a spot or speckle: a little bit of a thing.—vs.t. Fleck, Fleck′er, to spot: to streak.—adjs. Flecked, spotted, dappled; Fleck′less, without spot. [Ice. flekkr, a spot; Ger. fleck, Dut. vlek.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fleck

    An east-country term for lightning.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FLECK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fleck is ranked #4012 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fleck surname appeared 8,852 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Fleck.

    95.3% or 8,443 total occurrences were White.
    1.8% or 160 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 111 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 57 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 51 total occurrences were Black.
    0.3% or 30 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fleck in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fleck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Fleck in a Sentence

  1. Dan Jenkins:

    When you have to be funny is when youre on deadline and somebody like Jack Fleck creeps up on you.

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