noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) muchekyn Date: 15th century a Scottish unit of liquid capacity equal to 0.90 pint (0.42 liter)

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  • Mutchkin — Mutch kin, n. A liquid measure equal to four gills, or an imperial pint. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mutchkin — [much′kin] n. [ME muchekyn < obs. Du mudseken, a measure of capacity < MDu mudde, bushel < ML modius, a liquid measure < L, the Roman corn measure < modus: see MODE] Scot. a unit of liquid measure equal to a little less than a pint …   English World dictionary

  • Mutchkin — Disambiguation: a mutchkin can also refer a close fitting Scottish cap. The mutchkin (Scottish Gaelic: mùisgein) was a Scottish unit of measurement of liquids that was in use from at least 1661, (possibly 15th century), until the late 19th… …   Wikipedia

  • mutchkin —    a traditional Scottish unit of liquid volume. The mutchkin is about 15 British fluid ounces, which is about 426 milliliters or almost exactly 0.9 U.S. pint …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • mutchkin — /much kin/, n. 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. [1375 1425; late ME (Scots) muchekyn < MD mudseken, equiv. to mudse (dim. of mudde L modius …   Universalium

  • mutchkin — noun A unit of fluid capacity approximately equal to three quarters of an imperial pint (0.43 litres) …   Wiktionary

  • mutchkin — old unit of liquid measurement equal to 3/4 of an imperial pint Units of Measurement …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • mutchkin — mÊŒtʃkɪn n. (Scotland) a unit of liquid which equal to a little less than a U.S. pint; container …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mutchkin — mutch·kin …   English syllables

  • mutchkin — An English pint …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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