Malkin

Mal"kin

(?), n. [Dim. of Maud, the proper name. Cf. Grimalkin.]
[Written also maukin.]
1. Originally, a kitchenmaid; a slattern. Chaucer.
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2. A mop made of clouts, used by the kitchen servant.
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3. A scarecrow. [Prov. Eng.]
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4. (Mil.) A mop or sponge attached to a jointed staff for swabbing out a cannon.
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