mutchkin

noun
mutch·​kin | \ ˈməch-kən How to pronounce mutchkin (audio) \

Definition of mutchkin

: a Scottish unit of liquid capacity equal to 0.90 pint (0.42 liter)

First Known Use of mutchkin

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mutchkin

Middle English (Scots) muchekyn

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“Mutchkin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mutchkin. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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