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grimalkin

Syllabification: gri·mal·kin
Pronunciation: /ɡriˈmôkin, -ˈmal-
 
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Definition of grimalkin in English:

noun

archaic
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.

Origin

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

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