Definition of grimalkin in English:

grimalkin

Syllabification: gri·mal·kin
Pronunciation: /griˈmôkin, -ˈmal-
 
/

noun

archaic
  • 1A cat (used especially in reference to its characteristically feline qualities).
    More example sentences
    • She's written six paranormal romances about love complicated by grimalkins, witches, Druids, mermaids, and even mad scientists.
  • 1.1A spiteful old woman.

Origin

late 16th century: from gray1 + Malkin (nickname for the given name Matilda).

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