malkin

noun
mal·​kin | \ ˈmȯ(l)-kən How to pronounce malkin (audio) , ˈmal- How to pronounce malkin (audio) \

Definition of malkin

1 dialectal, chiefly British : an untidy woman : slattern
2 dialectal, chiefly British
a : cat
b : hare

First Known Use of malkin

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for malkin

Middle English malkyn servant woman, from Malkyn, diminutive of the name Maud

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“Malkin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malkin. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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