follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

pannikin

[pan-i-kin] /ˈpæn ɪ kɪn/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
a small pan or metal cup.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; pan1 + -i- + -kin
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for pannikin

pannikin

/ˈpænɪkɪn/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a small metal cup or pan
Word Origin
C19: from pan1 + -kin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for pannikin
n.

"small metal cup," 1823, described as a Suffolk dialect word, from pan (n.) + diminutive suffix -kin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pannikin

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pannikin

14
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pannikin