Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1archaic A cat.
- ‘She's written six paranormal romances about love complicated by grimalkins, witches, Druids, mermaids, and even mad scientists.’
- 1.1A spiteful old woman.shrew, cow, witch, cat
Late 16th century from grey + Malkin (pet form of the given name Matilda).
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