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princekin

[prins-kin] /ˈprɪns kɪn/
noun
1.
a small, young, or minor prince.
Also, princelet
[prins-lit] /ˈprɪns lɪt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of princekin
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; prince + -kin
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  • Mercia was but a petty province, and its king in fact a princekin.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The tradesman's manner, which to you and me is decently respectful, becomes straightway frantically servile before princekin.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Then Nibble stopped reading, and closed the book softly, for Downy was just as fast asleep as princekin had been.

    Five Mice in a Mouse-trap Laura E. Richards

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