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miching malicho: usu. taken to mean ‘sneaking or skulking mischief’, “miching” being referred to the same root as MICHER and “malicho” taken to represent Spanish ‘malhecho’=misdeed; but form, origin, and meaning are uncertain; Ham. III. ii. 148 “this is Miching Malicho” (F1; Q1 1603 “myching Mallico,” Q2 1604 “munching Mallico,” Malone “miching mallecho”†).
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.2
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