Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[mal-kuh m] /ˈmæl kəm/
a male given name: from a Gaelic word meaning “disciple of Saint Columba.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Malcolm
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Malcolm had invaded England for the fifth time, when he was slain, together with his eldest son Edward.

    Great Englishwomen M. B. Synge
  • Malcolm and I agreed that it was fortunate we had repaired our canoe.

    The Grateful Indian W.H.G. Kingston
  • The good angel triumphed, as Malcolm, who was watching her anxiously, quickly perceived.

    Uncanny Tales Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • I have no doubt that Malcolm felt the same, but he was too brave to show it.

    The Grateful Indian W.H.G. Kingston
  • Sir Malcolm had signed to two servants in the hall to follow.

    Meg's Friend Alice Abigail Corkran
British Dictionary definitions for Malcolm


George. 1917–97, British harpsichordist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Malcolm

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Malcolm

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for malcolm