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Definition of "grimalkin" [gri•mal•kin]

  • A cat, especially an old female cat. (noun)
  • An old woman considered to be ill-tempered. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grimalkin" in a sentence
  • "A grimalkin, that is to say, a Cat, went out one night to a certain garden, in search of what she might devour, but found nothing and became weak for the excess of cold and rain that prevailed that night."
  • "A related word is grimalkin, referring to an old female cat or an ill-tempered old woman."
  • "To let the peculiar grimalkin-grimace come on her face, the most weird grimalkin-twang come into her voice?"