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  1. malkinnoun

    a lower-class or uncultured woman

  2. malkinnoun

    a cat

  3. malkinnoun

    a mop, especially one used to clean a baker's oven.

  4. Etymology: Diminutive of Malde, an early form of Maude or Matilda.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Malkinnoun

    A kind of mop made of clouts for sweeping ovens; thence a frightful figure of clouts dressed up; thence a dirty wench. Thomas Hanmer

    Etymology: from mal, of Mary, and kin, the diminutive termination.

    The kitchen malkin pins
    Her richest lockram ’bout her reechy neck,
    Clamb’ring the walls to eye him. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malkinnoun

    originally, a kitchenmaid; a slattern

  2. Malkinnoun

    a mop made of clouts, used by the kitchen servant

  3. Malkinnoun

    a scarecrow

  4. Malkinnoun

    a mop or sponge attached to a jointed staff for swabbing out a cannon

  5. Etymology: [Dim. of Maud, the proper name. Cf. Grimalkin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Malkin

    maw′kin, n. (Shak.) a term used in contempt for a dirty woman: a mop: (Scot.) a hare.—Also Maw′kin. [Dim. of Mal or Moll, Mary.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. malkin

    A joint-staff sponge, for cleaning out a piece of ordnance.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. malkin

    A sponge with a jointed staff for cannon.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Malkin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Malkin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by means of'
    • A. muddle
    • B. conveyance
    • C. serendipity
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