mallemuck

[mal-uh-muhk]

Origin of mallemuck

First recorded in 1685–95
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British Dictionary definitions for mallemuck

mallemuck

noun
  1. any of various sea birds, such as the albatross, fulmar, or shearwater

Word Origin for mallemuck

C17: from Dutch mallemok from mal silly + mok gull
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