malkin definition

  • noun:
    • a lower-class or uncultured lady; a kitchenmaid; a slattern
    • a cat
    • a mop, specifically one accustomed cleanse a baker's range.
    • A mop or sponge mounted on a jointed staff for swabbing away a cannon.
    • A scarecrow.
    • Originally, a kitchenmaid; a slattern.
    • A mop manufactured from clouts, used by your kitchen servant.
    • A scarecrow.
    • A mop or sponge attached to a jointed staff for swabbing aside a cannon.
    • A kitchen servant, or any typical girl; a slattern.
    • Maid Marian, the girl of morris-dance.
    • A stuffed figure; a caricature of a lady in gown and general look; a scarecrow.
    • A cat. Compare grimalkin. :
    • A hare.
    • A mop; specially, a mop always cleanse a baker's range.
    • In gunnery, a jointed staff with a sponge at one end, utilized for cleaning up cannon.
    • The little grebe or dabchick.
  • others:
    • Of or regarding a malkin or kitchen-wench.

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