grimalkin

[gri-mal-kin, -mawl-]
noun
1.
a cat.
2.
an old female cat.
3.
an ill-tempered old woman.

Origin:
1595–1605; apparently alteration of gray + malkin, diminutive of Maud proper name; see -kin

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grimalkin (ɡrɪˈmælkɪn, -ˈmɔːl-)
 
n
1.  an old cat, esp an old female cat
2.  a crotchety or shrewish old woman
 
[C17: from grey + malkin]

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grimalkin
1630, name given to a cat (cf. Shakespeare's Gray-Malkin, in "Macbeth," 1605), hence any cat, especially an old she-cat; from gray + Malkin, dim. of fem. proper name Matilda or Maud.
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The unclean dog is expelled from the mosque but grimalkin is welcomed there.
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