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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mylkand, from Old English meolcġende, present participle of Old English meolcian, milcian (to milk), equivalent to milk +‎ -ing.



  1. present participle of milk

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English milkinge, mylkynge, equivalent to milk +‎ -ing.


milking (countable and uncountable, plural milkings)

  1. The act by which any animal is milked.
    We try to finish milking early in the morning so we can turn the cows out to pasture during the day.
    The snake milker massages the glands to extract the full measure of venom during each milking.
  2. (informal) Male masturbation (or fellatio) that leads to the release of semen, especially when performed on a milking table.
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