[ nak ]
/ næk /


a special skill, talent, or aptitude: He had a knack for saying the right thing.
a clever or adroit way of doing something.
a trick or ruse.
a sharp, cracking sound.
Archaic. a knickknack; trinket.

Origin of knack

1325–75; Middle English: trick; perhaps same word as knak sharp-sounding blow, rap, cracking noise (imitative)

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British Dictionary definitions for knack

/ (næk) /


a skilful, ingenious, or resourceful way of doing something
a particular talent or aptitude, esp an intuitive one

Word Origin for knack

C14: probably variant of knak sharp knock, rap, of imitative origin