mutch·​kin ˈməch-kən How to pronounce mutchkin (audio)
: a Scottish unit of liquid capacity equal to 0.90 pint (0.42 liter)

Word History


Middle English (Scots) muchekyn

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mutchkin was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Mutchkin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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