Meaning of grimalkin in English:

grimalkin

Pronunciation /ɡrɪˈmalkɪn/ /ɡrɪˈmɔːlkɪn/

noun

  • 1archaic A cat.

    • ‘She's written six paranormal romances about love complicated by grimalkins, witches, Druids, mermaids, and even mad scientists.’
    feline
    1. 1.1A spiteful old woman.
      shrew, cow, witch, cat

Origin

Late 16th century from grey + Malkin (pet form of the given name Matilda).