(countable, informal) An individual serving of milk.
- To take advantage of the help or kindness of others, as when one acts as if one still needs help after recovering from an illness.
- to mourn or regret something that cannot be undone
Other Word Forms of Milk
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Milk
- milk it
- cry over spilt milk
Origin of Milk
From Old English melcan, from Proto-Germanic *melkanÄ…, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚melǵ-, the same root as the above noun. Compare Dutch and German melken, Danish malke, Norwegian mjølke, also Latin mulgeō (“I milk"), Ancient Greek ἀμέλγω (amelgō, “I milk"), Albanian mjel (“to milk"), Russian молозиво (molozivo), Lithuanian mélžti, Tocharian A mālk-.
From Middle English milk, mylk, melk, mulc, from Old English meolc, meoluc (“milk"), from Proto-Germanic *meluks, from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚melǵ-.
Middle English from Old English milc melg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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