- a small pan or metal cup.
Origin of pannikin
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Examples from the Web for pannikin
And with a savage flourish of the pannikin he put it to his lips and drained it.
I filled a pannikin with the melted wine, which he swallowed thirstily.
He grinned, emptied the pannikin, and stretched his hands to the fire to warm them.
He brought her the stuff in a pannikin, believing it was for herself.The Rider of Waroona
This, with a pannikin of tea, and some baker's cakes, constituted their meal.Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise
- mainly British a small metal cup or pan
C19: from pan 1 + -kin
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Word Origin and History for pannikin
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