mutchkin

mutchkin

[muhch-kin]
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:
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)
 
n
a Scottish unit of liquid measure equal to slightly less than one pint
 
[C15: from Middle Dutch mudseken, from Latin modius measure for grain]

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