noun Etymology: 1pan + -nikin (as in cannikin) Date: 1823 British a small pan or cup

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  • Pannikin — Pan ni*kin, n. [Dim. of pan a dish.] A small pan or cup. Marryat. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pannikin — 1823, described as a Suffolk dialect word, from PAN (Cf. pan) (n.) + dim. suffix KIN (Cf. kin) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pannikin — [pan′i kin] n. [dim. of PAN1: see KIN] Chiefly Brit. 1. a small pan 2. a metal cup …   English World dictionary

  • pannikin — /ˈpænəkən / (say panuhkuhn) noun 1. a small pan or metal cup. –adjective 2. of or relating to someone who acts as though their status and importance are large, when in reality they are not, as pannikin boss, pannikin snob, etc. –phrase 3. off one …   Australian English dictionary

  • pannikin — /pan i kin/, n. Chiefly Brit. a small pan or metal cup. [1815 25; PAN1 + I + KIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • pannikin — noun a) A cup or other vessel used for drinking. b) The contents of such a vessel …   Wiktionary

  • pannikin — noun a small metal drinking cup. Origin C19: from pan1 + kin …   English new terms dictionary

  • pannikin — noun (C) BrE old use a small metal drinking cup …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pannikin — pan·ni·kin …   English syllables

  • pannikin — pan•ni•kin [[t]ˈpæn ɪ kɪn[/t]] n. brit. a small pan or cup • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

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