pipkin
noun Etymology: perhaps from pipe Date: 1565 a small earthenware or metal pot usually with a horizontal handle

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  • Pipkin — Pip kin, n. [Dim. of {Pipe}.] A small earthen boiler. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pipkin — [pip′kin] n. [? dim. of PIPE, n. 11] 1. a small earthenware pot 2. dial. var. of PIGGIN …   English World dictionary

  • Pipkin — A pipkin is an earthenware cooking pot used for cooking over direct heat from coals or a wood fire. They have a handle and three feet. Late medieval and postmedieval pipkins had a hollow handle in order to insert a stick in it for… …   Wikipedia

  • Pipkin — This interesting and unusual surname may be either a diminutive form of the Old French personal name Pepis, Pepin , or a diminutive of the name Pip , itself a pet form of Philip, with the suffix kin , ultimately from the Middle Dutch and German… …   Surnames reference

  • pipkin — /pip kin/, n. 1. a small, earthen pot. 2. Brit. Dial. a piggin. [1555 65; perh. PIPE2 + KIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • pipkin — noun A small earthen boiler …   Wiktionary

  • pipkin — noun a small earthenware pot. Origin C16: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • pipkin — pip·kin …   English syllables

  • pipkin — pip•kin [[t]ˈpɪp kɪn[/t]] n. a small earthen pot • Etymology: 1555–65; perh. pipe II+ kin …   From formal English to slang

  • pipkin — /ˈpɪpkən/ (say pipkuhn) noun 1. a small earthen pot. 2. US → piggin. {? pipe2 + kin} …   Australian English dictionary

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