mallemuck

noun
mal·​le·​muck | \ ˈmaləˌmək \
variants: or less commonly mollemock \ ˈmäləˌmäk \ or mollymawk \ ˈmälēˌmȯk \
plural -s

Definition of mallemuck

: one of several large oceanic birds (as the fulmar or petrel)

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History and Etymology for mallemuck

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 24 Feb. 2020.

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