Meaning of rutterkin in English:

rutterkin

Pronunciation /ˈrʌtəkɪn/

noun

historical, rare
  • A swaggering gallant or bully.

    Also found in some 17th century descriptions of witches' practices as the name of a cat or familiar.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Skelton (c1460–1529), poet. From rutter + -kin.