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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Malkin.
 
The nickname of Mary, now called Molly. Hence the Maid Marian is so termed.   1
   Malkin. A kitchen wench, now called a Molly, is by Shakespeare termed “the kitchen Malkin. (Coriolanus, ii. 1.)   2
   Malkin. A scarecrow or figure dressed like a scullion; hence, anything made of rags, as a mop.   3
   Malkin. A Moll or female cat, the male being a “Tom.” When the cat mews, the witch in Macbeth calls out, “I come, Grimalkin” (i. 1).   4
 


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