Definition of sooterkin
1 : an afterbirth formerly held to be produced by Dutch women delivered of a sooterkin not unlike to a rat — John Cleveland
2 : something that is imperfect or unsuccessful; especially : an imperfect literary composition fruits of dull heat and sooterkins of wit — Alexander Pope
3 archaic : dutchman
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Origin and Etymology of sooterkin
probably from (assumed) Dutch dialect zoetkijn, diminutive of Dutch dialect zoet soot, from Middle Dutch soet — more at soot
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