Grimalkin meaning

grĭ-môl'kĭn, -măl'-
A cat, especially an old female cat.
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A cat; esp., an old female cat.
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A malicious old woman.
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A cat, especially an elderly female.
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(archaic) An old, bad-tempered woman; a crone.
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Origin of grimalkin

  • Variant of graymalkin gray obsolete malkin lower-class woman merkin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • [Shakespearean] From grey + malkin; literally "grey-haired cat" or "grey-haired woman".
    From Wiktionary