grimalkin (grĭ-MÔL-kĭn)

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Definition (Noun) A name given to a cat; hence, a cat, especially an old she-cat; contemptuously applied to a jealous or imperious old woman. In Context "Every day he sat on the window ledge, purring in the sun, as happy and contented a grimalkin as ever lived." H. Maria George, "The Old Widow and Her Cat," St. Nicholas, August 1905.