mallemuck

noun

mal·​le·​muck
ˈmaləˌmək
variants or less commonly mollemock
ˈmäləˌmäk
or mollymawk
ˈmälēˌmȯk
plural -s
: one of several large oceanic birds (as the fulmar or petrel)

Word History

Etymology

Dutch mallemuk, mallemok, from mal silly (from Middle Dutch) + mok gull; akin to Middle Low German mal silly and to Old Norse mār gull

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“Mallemuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mallemuck. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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