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Definition of "malkin" [mal•kin]

  • A lower-class or uncultured woman; a kitchenmaid; a slattern (noun)
  • A cat (noun)
  • A mop, especially one used to clean a baker's oven. (noun)
  • A mop or sponge attached to a jointed staff for swabbing out a cannon. (noun)
  • A scarecrow. (noun)

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Use "malkin" in a sentence
  • "What did I tell you the first time you came back from the Hospital looking like a malkin, and with a clean shift of clothes laid out for you and the water on the boil, that I couldn't have taken more trouble, no, not for a funeral?"
  • "'Thee looks like a gurt malkin' is a common term of reproach among the poor folk -- meaning a bunch of rags on the end of a stick."
  • "The wood embers were raked out with the scraper, and the malkin, being wetted, cleaned out the ashes."