mutchkin


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mutch·kin

 (mŭch′kĭn)
n. Scots
A unit of liquid measure that is equal to 0.9 US pint (0.43 liter).

[Middle English muchekyn, from Middle Dutch mudseken, diminutive of mutse, a kind of measure, from Latin modius, grain measure; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

mutchkin

(ˈmʌtʃkɪn)
n
(Units) a Scottish unit of liquid measure equal to slightly less than one pint
[C15: from Middle Dutch mudseken, from Latin modius measure for grain]
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Noun1.mutchkin - a Scottish unit of liquid measure equal to 0.9 United States pint
liquid measure, liquid unit - a unit of capacity for liquids (for measuring the volumes of liquids or their containers)
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``Non-appearance for a match would cost a half mutchkin of punch and a similar penalty would be extracted for failure to wear the society's uniform of scarlet jacket and yellow buttons.
Scots pint (liquid/dry products) = 103.404 cubic inches ( = ~1.70 1) = 2 choppins = 4 mutchkins