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mutchkin

[muhch-kin] /ˈmʌtʃ kɪn/
noun
1.
Scot. a unit of liquid measure equal to a little less than a U.S. liquid pint.
2.
a container, usually of pewter, holding this quantity.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (Scots) muchekyn < Middle Dutch mudseken, equivalent to mudse (diminutive of muddeLatin modius measure of grain) + -ken -kin
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mutchkin

/ˈmʌtʃkɪn/
noun
1.
a Scottish unit of liquid measure equal to slightly less than one pint
Word Origin
C15: from Middle Dutch mudseken, from Latin modius measure for grain
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