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grimalkin Syllabification: gri·mal·kin
Pronunciation: /ɡrəˈmalkən/

Definition of grimalkin in English:


1A cat (used especially in reference to its characteristically feline qualities).
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.


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

Words that rhyme with grimalkin

lambkin • napkin • gaskin

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