- a male given name: from a Gaelic word meaning “disciple of Saint Columba.”
Examples from the Web for malcolm
Malcolm Tucker, a foul-mouthed political advisor, was the role that turned Capaldi into a household name in Britain.Doctor Who: It’s Time For a Black, Asian, or Woman Doctor
December 11, 2014
In other words, Malcolm MacDougall is off their books for good.My Insurance Company Killed Me, Despite Obamacare
November 24, 2014
As a child, he worshipped leaders like Malcolm X and remembers having imagining Africa as a mythical place.Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa
November 21, 2014
Unlike her fellow essayists, Malcolm is both an absence and a presence in her work.From Didion to Dunham, Female Essayists Seize the Day
October 17, 2014
Third and perhaps most important, Michelle and her husband, Kevin Johnson, created a Malcolm X factor in education reform.A Letter of Thanks to Michelle Rhee
August 16, 2014
There was no water at Point Malcolm, but luckily we had filled our canteens.Explorations in Australia
The names of the officers of Malcolm's returned missing, not known.The History of the First West India Regiment
A. B. Ellis
However, he did so depart, and returned followed by Malcolm himself.
Malcolm nodded sagely, opened his mouth to speak, and then closed it again.
He could not give Malcolm the credit, and he felt that he ought not to take it himself.
- George. 1917–97, British harpsichordist
Word Origin and History for malcolm
masc. proper name, from Old Irish Máel Coluim "servant of (St.) Columba," from máel "servant," etymologically "bald, shorn, hornless," from PIE base *mai- "to cut" (see maim).