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pipkin

[pip-kin] /ˈpɪp kɪn/
noun
1.
a small, earthen pot.
2.
British Dialect. a piggin.
Origin of pipkin
1555-1565
1555-65; perhaps pipe2 + -kin
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  • As soon as the front door was closed behind him she rang the bell and begged Ruby to ask Mrs. pipkin to come to her.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
  • Each time he swung forward he looked into the eyes of Miss pipkin.

    Captain Pott's Minister Francis L. Cooper
  • She heard the steps on the stairs, and then the door was opened and Mr. Montague was announced by Mrs. pipkin herself.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
  • Miss pipkin looked as though she expected him to be struck dead.

    Captain Pott's Minister Francis L. Cooper
  • Miss pipkin soon had the ankle in the water, and the water was a fiery red in color.

    Captain Pott's Minister Francis L. Cooper
  • Miss pipkin was already busy with the preparations for breakfast.

    Captain Pott's Minister Francis L. Cooper
  • But no sooner had he won her from the Captain than he disappeared, leaving the faithful Miss pipkin, never to return.

    Captain Pott's Minister Francis L. Cooper
  • Miss pipkin entered the kitchen just as the Captain opened the stair-door.

    Captain Pott's Minister Francis L. Cooper
  • With a smothered exclamation Miss pipkin dropped back against the table.

    Captain Pott's Minister Francis L. Cooper
  • Miss pipkin had been disturbed by the noise, and now opened the study door.

    Captain Pott's Minister Francis L. Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for pipkin

pipkin

/ˈpɪpkɪn/
noun
1.
a small metal or earthenware vessel
2.
another name for piggin
Word Origin
C16: perhaps a diminutive of pipe²; see -kin
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