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mouse +‎ -kin


mousekin (plural mousekins)

  1. A little mouse.
    • William Makepeace Thackeray
      “Frisk about, pretty little mousekin,” says grey Grimalkin, purring in the corner, and keeping watch with her green eyes.
    • 2008, Robin D. Owens, Heart Dance:
      Dufleur blinked at the stuffed oblong bit of gray cloth that had originally been a mousekin for Fairyfoot. The ears and tail were all gone. The fabric was nubby and snagged, with a couple of bits gone, showing the padding.
  2. A baby mouse.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mousekin in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)