Definition of mutchkin in English:
A Scottish unit of capacity equal to a little less than a pint, or roughly three quarters of an imperial pint (0.43 liters).
- He was a decorated war hero, but that didn't matter - he was still fined a half mutchkin of punch.
- Two half mutchkins of raw whisky were then called for and drunk between them.
- However he admitted him, and Worthington sent his son to buy a mutchkin of whisky costing two shillings, sending him first with a pound note and then, when no change was to be had, with silver.
Late Middle English: from early modern Dutch mudsekin, diminutive of mud 'hectoliter'.
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