The act of wearing clear, unassuming, reading-style glasses when they are not necessary for sight or fashion, but as a disguise in public situations. The phrase is based on the DC comics superhero Clark Kent/Superman who masks his secret identity with a combination of glasses (e.g. perceived weakness) and the facade of a bumbling personality.
Yesterday I caught John kenting downtown near his homicidal ex-girlfriend's place of employment; I did a double-take since I had never seen him wear glasses before.
by AquMaein September 27, 2012