Malkin

Noun

  • (now regional) A mop, especially one used to clean a baker's oven. [from 15th c.]
  • (now rare) A cat. [from 17th c.]
  • (now archaic, regional) A (stereotypical name for a) lower-class or uncultured woman; a kitchenmaid; a slattern. [from 13th c.]
  • (now archaic, regional) A scarecrow. [from 16th c.]
  • (obsolete, nautical) A mop or sponge attached to a jointed staff for swabbing out a cannon. [19th c.]
  • (Scotland, Northern England) A hare. [from 18th c.]

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