Meaning of pipkin in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɪpkɪn/


  • A small earthenware pot or pan.

    ‘A pipkin is a small earthenware bowl, and a pannikin is a small metal drinking vessel.’
    • ‘The dresser was covered with crockery and pipkins, willow pattern plates, and tea-cups and mugs.’
    • ‘On the other end, we set up the pipkin with honey for the gingerbread, and on the far side, the small skillets for cooking turnips.’
    cooking utensil, container, receptacle, vessel


Mid 16th century of unknown origin.