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malkin the diminutive of Mal (Mary), a contemptuous term for a coarse wench: “the kitchen malkin,” CORIOLANUS, ii. 1. 198 ; “held a malkin, Not worth the time of day” PERICLES, iv. 3. 34. ( “not worth a good day or good morrow, undeserving the most common and usual salutation,” STEEVENS)

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