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Word Origin and History for jankin

Jankin

masc. proper name, from Jan, variant of John, + diminutive suffix -kin. In Middle English, applied contemptuously to priests.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for jankin

Historical Examples

  • Bid them welcome, Jankin, to such poor cheer as we can give them.

    The Life Of Sir John Falstaff

    Robert B. Brough

  • "Here they be," roared Jankin, who had stationed himself as look-out in a high tree.

  • Jankin appeared in high spirits, and had indeed enjoyed his ride immensely.