noun British Dialect.
Origin of malkin
Examples from the Web for malkin
The Malkin family, through Malkin Securities, owns 10 million square feet of real estate, including the Empire State Building.
Hannity and Malkin can still rant, but somewhere, Jack Murtha is watching, with a smile.
Today Malkin says this anecdote— highlighted in her Wikipedia entry —has been largely mischaracterized by the mainstream media.
Malkin also likes to get out of her house and do shoe-leather reporting, albeit with ideological intent.
The recipient of occasional death threats, Malkin has twice felt the need to move her family to undisclosed locations.
"Go to Malkin Tower at midnight, and thou wilt see," replied the familiar, with a mocking laugh.
Lefevre and Malkin are men of first-rate mathematical abilities, and both of our college.
The floods descended from the congregated sisterhood at Malkin tower.Lancashire Folk-lore|John Harland
Its very violence, however, assured her it must soon cease, and she would then set out for Malkin Tower.
Malkin is a man of singular temper, judgment, and firmness of nerve.
British Dictionary definitions for malkin
Word Origin for malkin
Word Origin and History for malkin
also mawkin, "a slattern; woman of the lower classes," late 13c., from fem. proper name Malkyn, a diminutive of Mault "Maud" (see Matilda). Also attested from c.1200 as the proper name of a female specter. Sense of "untidy woman" led to meaning "mop, bundle of rags on a stick" (used to clean ovens, artillery pieces, etc.), c.1400.
MALKINTRASH. One in dismal garb. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
Attested as the name of a cat since 1670s (perhaps earlier as Grimalkin, 16c.); cf. Serbo-Croatian mačka "cat," originally a pet-name form of Maria. Also used in Scotland and northern England as the name of a hare (1724).