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pannikin Line breaks: pan¦ni|kin
Pronunciation: /ˈpanɪkɪn/

Definition of pannikin in English:


A small metal drinking cup: a pannikin of water
More example sentences
  • Neither words nor time are wasted as pannikins of tea are drunk and braised steak is eaten.
  • At the end of a hard day's work the men would drink down a big pannikin of scalding hot tea, and feel that it was a pretty good world.
  • The raintrees provided a cover of dappled sunlight for guests as they quaffed jam and scones with a cup of tea served in pannikins by women in pinafores and lace caps, all in aid of the 125th anniversary of the Territory's first homestead.


Early 19th century: from pan1, on the pattern of cannikin.

Words that rhyme with pannikin

manikin, mannequin
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