Definition of muckender in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌkəndə/


A handkerchief.
Example sentences
  • One must wipe his mouth for him with a muckender.
  • Nor can I help laughing, when I see a man every minute stealing out a dirty muckender, then sneaking it in again.
  • How I laughed at hearing of her throwing a second muckender to a Methusalem!


Late Middle English: probably from Catalan mocador, via Occitan from late Latin muccare (see mouchoir).

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